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Choosing Your Patio Door
As spring comes ever closer, we’re getting ready for warmer days in our backyard. In order to enjoy the outdoors, you need a convenient way to get there. Consider hiring a Middlesex County patio door contractor to install or replace that old patio door with a new and better looking door. Before you hire that contractor though, you need to know what kind of door you want. To help you choose, we have a few material options you could choose for that new patio door. Imagine these doors sandwiched between your house and the glorious outdoors.
Vinyl Patio Doors
More and more homeowners are choosing to install windows and doors made from vinyl. This is a very popular option for its durability and aesthetic appeal. Not only does it hold up against extreme weather events and temperatures, it’s also extremely energy efficient. Vinyl is good at keeping out the elements and keeping your heating and cooling inside. This helps the environment and your electric bill. You won’t have to worry about vinyl rotting or peeling compared to other materials. It will stay in shape almost indefinitely, and you have many design options with it. You can choose to add various finishes and colors to match your home and your vision.
Wood Patio Doors
While wood is much more prone to damage as true wood can rot and chip, wood is much more authentic and unique. Wooden doors of pine, fir, or mahogany can look beautiful next to your home, they will just need frequent maintenance. Consistently clean them and monitor them for any possible problems. Try to keep them dry to prevent rotting and warping. Add protective coats to help them last longer. This option is also one of the most expensive, so you must be willing to work hard for the look of wood.
Aluminum or Steel Patio Doors
Metal doors are much more affordable and extremely strong compared to other doors. These will definitely be able to withstand heavy weather, and most can be protected from chances of rust. It may not give the exact aesthetic you’re looking for, but it will definitely offer a durable gateway to your patio. These are also less energy efficient, as they will get colder in the winter and are not sealed as tightly as other doors to keep the climate outside. Each of our doors is weatherproofed and built to keep your home as energy efficient as possible, but a metal door will still be the least energy efficient among your options.
Fiberglass Patio Doors
This option is also unique, but a wonderful way to let more light into your home. This materials is most commonly found in sliding patio doors for your home. Glass doors are also very durable and Markey LLC sliding glass doors are weatherstripped to keep the elements outside. You’ll get an energy efficient door while letting more sun and light into your home. You could also add blinds between glass panes for a convenient way to shade your home when needed. There are many options in glass doors too when it comes to decoration. You could go simple if you’d like, or get frosted glass for some added flair.
Know What You Want?
If you already know what kind of door you want, request the help of a Middlesex County patio door contractor today by calling Markey LLC. Family owned and operated since 1981, we offer some of the best professional contractors and home repair services in New Jersey. If you’d like to learn more about our services or get a quick estimate, visit our website or call 800-605-4470 today.