Choosing new patio doors
A great patio needs great patio doors. The main connection between the outside patio and the inside of your house, patio doors should allow light into your home whilst looking stylish. When closed, they need to define the house and act as a large window, when open they need to transform the room into an open plan link between your patio and garden.
Fortunately, patio doors from Safestyle Windows and Doors offer a multitude of customisable options. Whatever you're looking for, there's an option to suit you. A range of shapes and sizes mean that, no matter what size patio you have, there is a suitable and elegant option to complement it – but what should you consider when shopping for patio doors?
Letting in light
One of the more defining features, patio doors excel at letting light in. The larger glass panelling you have, the more your house's interior will be transformed on bright days as the sunlight bursts into the room.
Even when shut, a patio door allows an uninterrupted view of your patio and garden. They can open up space and give a stronger sense of the outdoors, even when you are sat inside.
The look, atmosphere and mood you want to create will affect the type of door you select. A smaller opening will create more privacy inside but larger doors will open up the patio and create a wider, more welcoming expanse.
There are styles to suit both, but more practical options such as bi-fold doors will allow you to be more variable, opening them as wide or as close as the situation demands.
Furthermore, there is plenty of choice in colour and style. Whilst the majority of patio doors will consist of glass panelling, the sides, frames and handles of these will still create an individual style.
From light wood, to dark oak and UPVC materials in a range of finishes, patio doors are a custom choice with your house in mind. If you have nearby windows, doors or other fixtures you'd like to match, then this need not be a difficult process.
One of their more defining features, patio doors excel at letting light in. The larger glass panelling you have, the more your house's interior will be transformed on bright days as the sunlight bursts into the room.
Despite replacing the majority of a wall, there is no reason to think that installing patio doors won't be as energy efficient. With a range of options, such as double glazing, to ensure that the house stays insulated, patio doors do not increase your utility bills.
Likewise, all the doors are built to a high standard and are designed to keep heat in when closed. Although it may not look like it, patio doors still provide an effective and efficient barrier between the cold outdoors and the warm comforts of being inside.
In short, patio doors have a lot going for them. More than just opening the room up, they allow light in, keep heat in and transform the space into a more enjoyable experience all whilst blending into the rest of the house.