When homeowners decide to change their windows they usually replace the patio doors as well. Sliding patio doors are usually more expensive than the windows so most people simply replace their old doors with new ones of the same size and type. But before deciding on your new doors you should consider the following options…
There are several different types of doors available. Two panel sliding patio doors are most common. There are regular and French-style two panel sliders. Then there are 3 and 4 panel regular and French sliding patio doors.
French sliding doors have a wider frame (about 4″), which when closed gives the impression of a Hinged French Door. You can also have a true Hinged French Door which may come with or without sidelights that can be operable or fixed.
Screen doors come standard with all sliding patio doors, and are usually roll-away or retractable screens on the Hinged French Door.
If you have the space and budget, you can also convert an existing window into a door. Most windows, especially in master bedrooms, are designed to fit standard sized patio doors. Changing the window into a patio door will bring a breeze into your home and usually increases the value of the home as well. This is commonly done in coastal areas like Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, La Jolla, and Del Mar.
Our Anlin Patio doors come standard with a heavy duty screen door and a deadbolt for extra security. All Anlin Patio doors also use a dual latch system for additional grip and they have been designed using force and resistance testing. Contact us today to discuss patio door options for your home.