Hello and welcome to the Window World of Boston blog. As the top window and door installation company in our local area, we’ll use our blog to provide homeowners with useful and relevant information that will help them plan their upcoming home improvement projects. In today’s blog post, we’ll explain everything you need to know about buying a patio door.
The first thing you need to do is to measure the area where you’ll install your new patio door. Start by noting both the horizontal and vertical measurements for your doorframe. Measure from the top, bottom, left and right of the door frame to confirm the measurements. You’ll also need to examine your home’s layout. Does your patio and interior have enough clearance space for an in-swing or out-swing patio door? Or does it only have enough space for a sliding patio door?
Research Door Materials
Just like when you’re starting a home window repair or replacement project, you’ll have to do research. You’ll have to study the various patio door materials available on the market. Each material has its own pros and cons. For instance, wood is beautiful but it requires periodic upkeep. Steel is tough and easy to maintain but it’s not energy-efficient. Vinyl is affordable and versatile but it’s not well-suited for areas with extreme temperature variations.
Choose Your Patio Door Type
Once you’ve chosen your door material, you’ll next have to choose what kind of patio door you want for your home. A sliding patio door saves space and has large glass panels that allow for abundant natural light. A hinged patio door looks more traditional and is easier to enter and exit. There are many factors that you need to consider when choosing your patio door type including the available space, your personal preference and your home’s design.
Our patio doors and replacement windows can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency and appearance. In addition, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to provide you with any level of customer support that you need. We’ll answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. We’re known for our exceptional attention to detail and customer care. Contact us here to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.