Do the patio doors you have in your home fit your needs? When you purchased your home, you may not have given a lot of thought to the style and type of doors you had, but, there are a number of things to consider if it’s time for replacement patio doors.

This article will focus specifically on sliding glass patio doors and how to find the best one to suit your home. We carry a wide assortment of patio doors at Ecoview Window and Door of Milwaukee.  From aluminum to fiberglass and vinyl, each material type can help provide a grand entrance to your patio and help you achieve your goals for outdoor living.

New Sliding Glass Door Considerations

When thinking about which sliding patio door is best for you, we recommend asking yourself the following questions:

  1. Do I want to retain the original size of my current patio door or expand the opening for increased daylight or air flow?
  2. How important is durability and ongoing maintenance?
  3. Am I looking for increased energy efficiency?
  4. Is color important to me?

Identifying the elements that are important to you is an important first step. Now, let’s look closer at patio door materials to help you narrow down your options.

1) Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors

Vinyl sliding glass doors are a great solution for either replacement patio doors, or new construction. Sliding doors work well in tight spaces or situations where your furniture is close to the door, whereas swing doors need the area clear for the door to open to the inside or exterior. Vinyl looks beautiful on a variety of architectural home styles and can even be ordered with a painted frame color for additional design flair. Vinyl is also exceptionally energy efficient, durable and requires very little maintenance.

2) Fiberglass Sliding Glass Doors

Fiberglass sliding patio doors are extremely strong and low maintenance. They are durable, energy efficient and can add a touch of elegance to any home. Ecoview Windows of Milwaukee offers several fiberglass door frame colors to match your home beautifully.

3) Aluminum Sliding Glass Doors

Aluminum patio doors can give your home a contemporary feeling. If you are remodeling, consider adding sidelites and transoms for additional light and ventilation to create a wall of windows around your patio door. The narrow frames and clean lines help you maximize your view and the strength and stability of aluminum make it a great choice for replacement or new construction projects.

And, of course, we offer financing for your patio door project.  Just reach out to us today!

Which is the right patio door for you?  Contact Ecoview Windows and Doors in Milwaukee and let’s discuss it!

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