3 Tips on How to Choose a Patio Door for Your Home


Did you know that insulated steel and fiberglass doors are more energy efficient than wood doors? The screen door is exceptionally easy to install and remove and filter in the fresh air and keep out pesky insects; while regulating the thermal conditions too.

Changing the door gives the patio space a different feel, and can have a big impact. Consider a door with glass panes to virtually enlarge the patio space and lighten up a heavy façade. Your choice should blend in with the architectural style of your home, and should bring in more natural lighting.

Increase the charm of your home’s exterior by personalizing your patio; with so many options to choose from, you can order your custom door from us. The right exterior enhancements blend seamlessly with your exterior and can add value to your home.
Consider these tips while selecting your patio door.

Energy certification

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency certifies energy efficient appliances; not only house electronics but also the materials that build the exterior patio doors. Energy certified doors deliver an extra level of thermal performance, reducing your heating and cooling costs all year round.

Patio door material

The base material of the patio door determines its durability, resilience against the elements and its beauty. Whether your fancy a wood grain finish with internal blinds or just a standard white door, we have it all.

The standard dual point grappling hook locks are a security feature of the sliding door, which comes in various design variations such as the monorail track design for easy gliding. These four materials are the most common.

• Wood
Fir, pine, and mahogany are the most common construction materials. Proper maintenance prevents warping, cracking or rotting, and enhances their durability. Occasional polishing with wax preserves the natural elegance and gives it value.

• Vinyl
Vinyl doors won’t peel, fade, rot or warp, and they’ll weather cold or hot climates. Custom faux finishes that match the décor of your home add a unique touch to the room with the added benefits of strength and energy efficiency.

• Aluminum or steel
Treatment using other metal additives during manufacturing of metal doors ensures they remain corrosion free and rust resistant. Metal doors are more cost effective in the long term and highly durable.

• Fiberglass
Fiberglass is a weather resistant material made out of fine fibers of spun glass held together with a special resin. The door is lightweight and durable.

Door Security and Locks

An ideal patio door should possess multiple locking mechanisms for added security. Sliding patio doors have dual point locks with hooks that latch onto the frame or sliding part of the door.

The deadbolt locking system of the French patio doors is quite secure and durable too.
Choose a professional

For over 26 years, we transform homes with window and door treatments to ensure home security and timeless elegance. Contact Advanced Window USA today to get your free quote, order our Utah-made products, or have them installed in your home.


About the Author:

Craig Marsh is the owner of Advanced Window Products in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has proudly been operating since 1986. His company offers energy efficient sliding glass doors, replacement windows in wood or vinyl options, and vinyl siding.

Advanced Window Products
3052 S 460 W
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115





About advancedwindowsusa

Advanced Window Products has been a family owned and operated company since 1986. For nearly 30 years we still are Utah's ONLY company that manufactures, sells & installs out very own vinyl windows, doors, and siding. We also install wood windows, vinyl siding, fiber cement siding and roofing. We have been helping the Salt Lake Valley residents improve their energy bill, keep out the noise, and all products are made from the finest materials. There is no middle man so costs stay low for superior products. All windows are custom made for you and we offer a lifetime limited warrantee. Call us today and see how we can make your home, school, church, or other business better at # 801-505-9622

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