What kind of Patio Door should I get

Finding the right Patio Door to fit you

Sliding Patio Door Ideas

Sliding patio doors are popular for contemporary homes. They are simple, easy to operate and provide large panes of glass with unobstructed views. They’re available in a variety of frame and glass options that complement many home designs.modern-exterior-patio

While typical sliders are five to six feet wide, they’re available with doors that are eight to ten feet wide. These large panes of glass provide added picturesque and light views.

French Doors give a majestic look

French patio doors come with solid glass and paned glass panels that offer charm and elegance. The typical french door has two doors that can open in or out, but interesting variations are available.

Create a wall of beautiful french doors that swing open to your deck, garden, pool or patio. Open up a complete wall with a series of doors to take advantage of the outdoors. Choose paned glass panels that work well with traditional homes or solid glass panels that accent contemporary features.

This modern interpretation of the classic french door creates a dramatic entrance. Doors with simple, clean lines swivel on their axis to open out onto the deck.

Folding Doors

Folding patio doors can create large openings that span an entire wall. They eliminate visual boundaries between your inside and outside spaces. Make one door hinged to operate alone like a standard door if you don’t want to open up the entire wall at once. Folding doors are a great option to sliding doors when you don’t have adequate depth to create wall pockets.

By installing a wall of folding patio doors, you can easily create an outdoor room that can be used as an extension of your adjoining indoor room for lounging, dining and entertaining. The large opening is great for parties and events with lots of guests.

Lift and Slide Doors

Lift slide patio doors will create the largest opening possible. Hidden tracks and doors that vanish into the wall make lift slide patio doors the ultimate luxury for people who want wide open spaces and incredible views.

Lift slide doors give this contemporary home above a full, unobstructed views of the breathtaking desert scenery. Great for an Arizona Sunrise. Hope this helped you pick out some ideas.

How to Install an Entry Door

So Now you are ready to hang the entry door

Entry doors are available as both slabs and in standard prehung sizes that fit most newer houses. You may need to buy a slab if you have an opening with an unusual size or would like a custom-made door. Slabs require a few additional steps to those shown below for a prehung door, which arrive with the jambs and hinges already in place. Replacing an older entry door with a new insulated door can save energy. The most important part of hanging a door is to make sure it is plumb and level.

Position the Door where you want it

Center the door inside of the opening to make sure that the door will fit.

Use shims, if necessary, to make sure the door is plumb in the opening.

After the door is centered, trace the molding on the exterior of the house. Drive nails at the top of the door unit to keep it in place as you make adjustments.

Once centered, trace the molding onto the exterior of the house. Drive nails at the top of the unit to keep it in place as you make adjustments.

Check for plumb. Use a pry bar to adjust the hang. The gap between door and wall must be small enough to be covered by the door casing.

Install the Hinge and Lock

Insert shims behind each hing. The shims help distribute pressure.

Screw the hinges in place. Check to make sure the door opens properly.

Drive nails every 12 inches (305 mm) along the molding into the house.

Install the Drip Edge

Measure the width of the opening. Cut and install a drip edge at the top of the opening. This provides a moisture barrier.

Making sure to firmly press the molding in place, center the door inside the opening. Run a bead of caulk around the molding. Adjust the door’s threshold. Let that bead dry and then your door should be good to go.

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