French or Hinged Patio Doors
French or Hinged patio doors allow you to make a grand entrance from the back yard. They open and close like conventional doors, and with an outswing design can save interior space. A hinged patio door has one or more panels made primarily of glass. Plus, their timeless appeal can be enhanced with the addition of grilles that add the classic look of divided light.
As with all doors, hinged patio doors should take into consideration the natural flow of traffic in and out of your home. They’re great for decks, patios and balconies.
Sliding or Gliding Patio Doors
Sliding or gliding patio doors are a great option for tighter spaces. These doors do not swing, so require less operating space than a hinged door. A gliding patio door has two or more panels made primarily of glass, with one panel sliding past the other. They come in both traditional and contemporary styling. Wide wood panels offer a more traditional look, while narrow wood panels with more visible glass give a more contemporary feel. Both allow you to enjoy the benefits of maximizing natural light.
When space is at a premium, gliding doors permit you to come and go easily without having to worry about interior furniture placement or possible exterior obstacles. As with all doors, gliding patio doors should be positioned within the natural flow of traffic in and out of your home. They’re also perfect for decks, patios and balconies.