Choosing the Right Patio Doors: Different Styles to Consider

Patio door installation in Burlington

Your gateway to your patio is essential. It’s where your indoor and outdoor spaces intersect, and in modern architecture, that’s a crucial place. When you have a smooth, beautiful transition from one area to the other, you’ll use the outdoor space more. And you’ll enjoy looking at it more through the door while inside.  

So, choosing the right door style is important, and it can be fun too. Here are three of your most common options for patio door styles.

1. Sliding Patio Doors 

Sliding patio doors are an excellent and popular option. They work well for large rooms that have space for large openings, but also smaller spaces for times when you cannot accommodate the swing of a hinged door. Sliding doors slide along a track instead of swinging into a room or onto a patio.  

Sliding doors are excellent options for patio doors because they provide a nice wide view outside. We have many different configurations available for these doors, and some of these designs minimize the frame width too.   

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2. French Patio Doors 

When you want your home to have a beautiful back entrance, French patio doors can be a great choice. They are double doors, just like other French-style doors, and they open with a hinge. For this door style you need more room on the inside and/or the outside of your home to accommodate the swing of the doors.  

French doors have a few advantages, including that they can be designed to open in towards the house or out to the patio, and they can match your window design. Overall, they can offer a seamless look while adding elegance and sophistication. 

3. Bi-Fold Patio Doors 

While bi-fold doors are a rarer option for homes, they don’t need to be overlooked. They combine two hinges so that the door folds open with one accordion-like kink. The advantage is that the door doesn’t slide and doesn’t swing. You only need to accommodate a small footprint for the door, but it still opens very wide. 

Bi-fold doors have several design advantages, including tracks that can be flush with the floor to allow easy access in and outside. They can also be customized to any size. 

Which is Right for You? 

We get it; it can be hard to choose the right style of door. When you’re ready to take a closer look at your patio door options, the team at The Door Centre can help. Contact us for a free estimate on the cost of your patio doors.