A Quick Guide to Finding the Right Patio Door

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The patio door is one of the most important parts of your home, serving as both a divider and a connector to the outside (your patio) and the rest of the home. There are plenty of patio door options available, and some of them have different pros and cons compared to others. This means finding the best option will involve doing a bit of research. Here’s a quick rundown of the factors that you have to consider to get started on your search.

A Quick Guide to Finding the Right Patio Door

Your Preferred look

If you’re proud of the way your patio looks, then it deserves a patio door that appears just as good. Different patio doors have different finishes which may or may not work depending on your home and patio’s overall design. If you’re looking for something classic, then picking something with a classic wood finish will work fine. On the other hand, more contemporary home design favors options with a sleek finish, usually black or white to emphasize the minimalistic style.

Your Location

Remember that the patio door also plays a role in your home’s weather protection; you’d want to look for something that can survive the wear and tear caused by your area’s local climate. If you want a safe option, we can provide you with storm doors that are designed to protect the actual patio door from strong winds and impact from flying debris. It also pays to stick to options with high wind and impact ratings.

Available Space

There are two popular types of patio door styles: French and sliding doors. French doors have panels that open wide while sliding doors have panels that slide along rails. If you have plenty of available space to make room for a French door’s panels, you can expect a door that provides a lot of ventilation and uninterrupted traffic flow. If you’re a bit tied up in terms of floor space, then a sliding door is highly recommended.


Unlike regular entry doors, a solid patio door creates the illusion of a perfect transition from inside your home to the outdoors. You need to consider what type of glass panes it will have. If you want, we can offer patio door options with large, low-E glass panels that don’t just provide a good outdoor view, but also helps improve your home’s overall energy efficiency by reducing the amount of heat that passes through it.

Let us help you get the ideal patio door for your home. WMGB Home Improvement provides high-quality patio door solutions in Grand Rapids, MI, and nearby areas. Call us at (616) 328-6625, or fill out our contact form for a free, no obligation quote.

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