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Your Guide to Selecting the Right Patio Door

Eco Choice
Publication date:
March 2, 2021
Article Summary: 

Patio doors have always been associated with regal, aristocratic homes, but are now becoming a larger part of contemporary homes. Eco Choice Windows and Doors provides a guide to selecting the right patio door for your household. It includes measuring the space on both the interior and exterior sides, selecting from the following types of patio doors, looking at the functionality and ease of use the door provides, and considering what kind of styling you'd like to go for. The most important details to consider when choosing a new patio door are the style, material, space availability, and frequency of use. Glass options include tinted glass for shade protection and obscure glass for privacy and protection.

Care and maintenance is also important, as wood can be damaged by extreme exposure to water and snow and has to be treated with a different material on the exterior to enhance its lifespan. Additional factors to consider include the availability of space and how well the new door fits in with the current space. The most important details in this text are protips for choosing a new patio door. These include measuring the dimensions of the door frame, looking for an Energy Star® rating, looking for Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass, and looking for durability and maintenance. Protip #1 is to measure the dimensions of the door frame and size up the surrounding areas.

Protip #2 is to look for an Energy Star® rating and look for Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass. Protip #3 is to look for durability and maintenance.


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Eco Choice
Your Guide to Selecting the Right Patio Door
March 2, 2021
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