Patio doors are an important and functional part of home design. When broken, they become eyesores, security risks and sources of home temperature fluctuation. But before doing a door replacement, consider the condition of the entire door. Polk Contracting, Inc. tells what you need to know before replacing your patio door.
Repair or Replace?
This is the first question you’ll need to address as a homeowner. If the damage is only to a single component, the door is often salvageable with a repair. If the damage covers many parts, or if the door no longer fits your home’s aesthetic, it’s time to consider a full replacement or upgrade.
What Are Your Options?
Once you have decided to install a new patio door or replace an existing one, you should consider the type of door you want. French, sliding glass and folding patio doors are all excellent options. Choose which style is right for you. A trusted window and door contractor like Polk Contracting, Inc., can help.
Should Materials Fit Your Aesthetic?
Each patio door style comes in a variety of door frame materials and finishes. Be it traditional wood, fiberglass, or vinyl, there are distinct advantages and drawbacks to each. Consider if the door will be in direct sunlight all day or near a busy road or noisy neighbor. Think about the amount of maintenance each material needs. Budget will also impact your choice of frame material. Vinyl is the least expensive and wood doors usually cost more than both vinyl and fiberglass.
Should You Consider Glass Solutions?
There are several custom glass solutions for patio doors. They include double-pane windows with blinds and decorative glass with side window panes. For weather resistance, get an all-weather glass or hurricane-rated laminated glass. For energy efficiency choose double-pane glass, low-E glass, or glass tints. Your considerations should also include your neighborhood’s climate and noise pollution. Consult your door and siding contractors for more glass options.
Polk Contracting, Inc. can install all types of patio door replacement with the desired results. We serve homeowners in Harford County and surrounding areas. Call us today at (410) 660-2922 for a free estimate.