Which Patio Door Style is Best for Your Home?

For patio doors there are three main options; bifold, sliding and french. All options offer good lighting and if installed by a reputable supplier will add value to any home. For those lucky enough to have good scenery robust patio doors will help to elevate the garden views.

Benefits of Bifold Patio Doors 

This option consists of two or more panels that fold in on themselves forming a corcentina. These doors are often considered the more modern approach. The flexibility of the installation options also means it can be used in different areas of the home; allowing natural lighting in some darkers parts of the house.

The slim profile and flexibility of this option makes it a good choice for those looking to minimise the space needed for the doors. These types also require less cleaning than other more complicated patio doors; a simple spray and wipe with some sanitiser should do the trick.

This patio door also enables a large amount of traffic to pass through. The style of these doors appeals to many customers looking to add a new dimension to their home. With an average price ranging from £2,100 to £2,600 this is the more expensive option but the multiple locking points also make it a more secure one. 

Benefits of Sliding Patio Doors 

The sliding patio doors offer high functionality at a cheaper price than their bifold counterparts. With prices from £900 they are worth the investment. These doors also help to create a seamless flow between the the outdoors and your home; perfect for barbeques and entertaining during the summer.

The large surface area of these patio doors also makes them a good option for double glazing. The energy savings of up to £130 per year for full double glazing installation makers this choice very cost efficient. The energy savings are not the only benefits from the insulation offered by these patio doors; if sealed they provide effective sound, heat and pollution proofing as well.

Benefits of French style Doors

This patio door option originated from france in the 17th century; they have remained relevant due to their timeless style and versatility. These doors are usually very robust and offer a wide variety of design options. French doors can also be installed in a way which brings a lot of light into the room, increasing the open feel of a room.

The final benefit of french doors is their versatility in terms of size; these can be installed in many different areas ranging from larger to smaller houses.

All are Great!

All of the types different options out there offer benefits that may appeal to different customers with different needs; whichever option you choose be sure to check in the with experts at Salisbury Glass to discuss your installation.

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