Before you know it, summer will be here. If you’ve thought about adding patio doors to your San Diego home or replacing your old aluminum patio doors with new, energy-efficient vinyl patio doors, now is a great time to do it!
We wanted to give you an idea of the options that are available from BM Windows for San Diego homeowners looking to install patio doors, as there are many more choices than just the two-panel sliders that used to be available.
Two-Panel Patio Doors
That being said, two-panel sliding patio doors are still a popular option for San Diego homeowners, especially if you are just looking to replace your current patio door with one of a similar size. These doors have two large panes of glass, with one panel sliding over the other to open. You probably have experience with older sliding patio doors that don’t glide smoothly, or even ones that easily come off their tracks. You won’t experience this with patio doors purchased from BM Windows! Our patio doors are made of high-quality materials, and they promise a lifetime of smooth operation.
Three-Panel Patio Doors
Three-panel patio doors offer three panels of glass for a larger viewing area. In a three-panel door setup, two of the panels are stationary (fixed) and one panel slides, and you can choose which panel you want to be moveable.
Four-Panel Patio Doors
We also offer four-panel sliding glass doors for San Diego homeowners who want to open up a larger area to the outdoors. With four-panel sliding patio doors, the middle two panels slide open, overlapping the two fixed outer panels.
French Patio Doors
If you want French doors that open up to the outdoors, we also offer swinging (or hinged) French patio door options. With all of our swinging patio doors, you can choose have the doors swing in or out, depending on what works best for your home and furniture placement. As with sliding patio doors, you have the option of doors with two, three, or four panels.
With two-panel swinging French doors, one or both of the doors can be operable. In a three-panel configuration, only the middle door will be operable, and in a four-panel door setup, the middle two doors will be operable doors. Another option with swinging French doors is to add sidelites. These are smaller panels of glass that you can add to either side of your French doors. This gives you a larger viewing area and allows more natural light into your home. Sidelites can be operable, but can only swing in, not out.
If you like look of French doors, but don’t have the room for doors to swing in or out, you can purchase sliding patio doors that have the look of French doors, with thicker, 4” rails around the glass (our standard sliding patio doors have a 2” rail). This is a great option for smaller, more traditional homes.
San Diego homeowners that purchase patio doors from BM Windows also have the option of adding an in-glass pet door. You can read more about this option in our recent blog post. There are also other great options that allow you to customize your patio doors, such as multiple color choices, grid patterns, and hardware options.
Like all of our replacement windows, the patio doors we sell are protected by the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty, as well as our own installation warranty. If you ever experience a problem with your patio doors, it will be taken care of!
If you’d like to learn more about the patio doors we sell, come by our San Diego showroom, or schedule an in-home consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members. We’d love the opportunity to help you better enjoy your home by adding new patio doors!