A patio door can make your space more attractive and allow more natural light indoors. It can also help with ventilation and improve energy efficiency. Two of the most popular styles of patio doors are French and sliding.

Here are tips to help you decide which style is best for your home from a trusted exterior siding and door company.

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are ideal for those who don’t have as much space at home. This door style is known for its versatility, easy operation and cost-effectiveness. With a sliding door, you can easily get in and out of your home. It usually features an expansive glass area, which is great if you need more lighting indoors. Natural light can make a room appear larger and fresher as well as improve productivity.

French Patio Doors

French patio doors are available in a wide range of colors, finishes, decorative glass options, hardware, and more. They are hinged like standard entry doors but can come in different door configurations. You get traditional side-by-side French doors or one with three doors in a row. Your options depend on how much space you have.

Which Should You Choose?

Like siding repair, patio door replacement can involve significant costs. You should choose a patio door style that complements your home’s architectural design. French doors are great for traditional homes while sliding ones look well in contemporary homes. If you have the space at home, you can go for French doors but if you want to save space, choose sliding doors.

Another factor to consider when choosing doors is energy efficiency. It pays to invest in energy-efficient doors as they can help reduce your heating and cooling costs as well as protect your home from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.

At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we install a wide range of window and patio door styles. We are also one of the best home siding contractors in the area. Call us at (972) 945-7840 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We work with clients in Hutchinson and Salina, KS.