Major home remodeling projects like a roof repair or replacement, siding installation or window upgrades can be very rewarding. But these big-ticket projects often come with an equally big-ticket price tag, which means you’ll probably only need to do them once every few decades. Thankfully, there are small remodels you can take on that can give your home a fresh new look and introduce some convenient functionality to your home.
One example of a simple but rewarding remodel is patio door replacements. French doors and sliding glass doors are the biggest contenders for number one patio door option, and both of them have their own pros and cons. Here are the benefits you can expect from a sliding patio door installation.
Sometimes, certain products are simply incompatible with the structure of your home. A cement tile roof replacement, for example, may not be possible if your roof deck cannot support its immense weight. The same is true for patio doors. While French doors offer excellent aesthetic appeal, their hinge-based operation can take up a lot of floor space making them unviable for smaller homes. In these cases, sliding doors are the best option because they don’t need the same clearance to open or close.
The large glass areas often found in sliding patio doors allow for plenty of daylight inside your home. This can help brighten up your foyer or living room, but it may also introduce a lot of solar heat gain. Luckily, you can get around this problem by making sure you choose a product with low-emissivity (Low-E) glass that reduces heat transmission without sacrificing light.
French doors may fit into classic homes, but that’s not to say sliders won’t work, too. Talk to your exterior services about the many design choices available for your sliding patio door, and choose the best one that meshes well with the rest of your home’s architectural style.
Get help choosing the right sliding patio door for your home from our professionals at Tri-County Contracting. Give us a call at (262) 679-6100, or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate on exterior remodeling services today. We serve homeowners in Waukesha and other surrounding areas.