Deciding Which Patio Door Style is Right for Your Home

| June 5, 2017
patio doors

While shopping for patio doors for your Toronto home, it’s important to find a style that not only suits the architectural and interior design of your home, but also works with its specific needs. However, there are a number of patio door options currently available on the market, which can make it a bit confusing deciding which style is the best choice for you. To assist you with the buying process, we have put together a short buyer’s guide to the different patio door styles on the market along with their potential benefits and disadvantages.

Swinging Patio Doors

Swinging patio doors have a similar look and design as your traditional doors. They open and close by pushing outward or pulling inwards and typically have a traditional handle. One of the benefits of swinging patio doors is that they work for both small and larger spaces, as you can choose to have French doors installed if your home offers more room. Swinging patio doors also give the benefit of an unobstructed view when they are fully opened.

Bi-fold patio Doors

These styles of patio doors have an almost accordion like design, and are particularly beneficial to homes with ample wall space. The doors open by folding back and disappearing into the wall, creating a large open space and a fluid transition between interior and exterior spaces. If you have a view you’re eager to show off or plan on spending plenty of time outdoors, then bi-fold patio doors may be the right option for your home.

Sliding Glass Patio Doors

Sliding glass patio doors are one of the most common patio door styles and are well suited for both small and large spaces. It can be argued that patio doors take up less space than styles like swinging patio doors, as they slide back rather than opening outwards. There are a couple of down falls associated with sliding glass patio doors. First, they will never fully open. One panel will always stay in place and the second slides behind it, meaning the view will never be fully open. Second, this is one of the easier patio doors to unlock from the outside, so they are more recommended for patio areas that do not offer public access.

Still not sure which style of patio door is the right fit for your home? Speaking with a Magic Window Innovation team member is the perfect way to learn which style best fits your homes specific needs. Our team members have spent years helping homeowners find their perfect patio doors in Toronto, Ontario and are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding the various styles on our showroom floor. If you’re ready to get started, we suggest beginning with our free, no pressure quote that will give you a better idea of what to expect from the beginning. To speak to a team member today or request your free quote, give us a call at 1-866- 656-2442 or visit us at our showroom floor located at 75 Rowntree Dairy Road Woodbridge, ON L4L 6C8.


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