Patio Sliding Door Options

Posted On: August 19, 2014

Are you planning a patio project? Will you be wanting a new patio sliding door? How about trying French patio doors? Maybe you’d even like to splurge on a lovely new set of custom built doors, to perfectly match your home’s décor.



When you’re preparing your home for summer (AKA party-season), with renovations, new paint, spring cleaning, and putting in that garden you’ve been planning, one of the bigger decisions you’ll have to make is what type of patio door you’ll be installing, to make the perfect first impression.

French Patio Doors


Incorporating the use of glass window panes, French patio doors are a very popular option. They can be made as swinging patio doors, a French patio sliding door, or as double doors. The use of glass panes in the French patio doors allows for:

  • A smoother transition between the indoors and outdoors
  • A lovely view of the patio from the interior of your house
  • The ability to keep an eye on the happenings inside, while enjoying the peace of the patio

Contemporary Patio Sliding Doors


Made completely out of glass, these patio sliding doors allow for no visual obstructions to the outdoors. They slide easily on a track, and can be made as custom built doors or chosen from a large selection of pre-made doors.


Not only do contemporary patio sliding doors offer no visual obstructions—as with other sliding doors, they also allow for more freedom in decoration, compared to hinged doors. You can:

  • Place your furniture as close to the door as you’d like
  • Hang a variety of window dressings for shade and decoration
  • Choose between different styles of contemporary patio sliding doors


No longer are they thick, heavy doors that used to get stuck on their tracks; contemporary sliding patio doors are now lighter, sleeker, and easier to use. Opting for your patio sliding doors to be custom built doors, you can have further freedom, including freedom of size, style, and number of panels.


Professional Patio Door Installation in Central Ohio


If you’re looking at patio door replacement, and you’re in central Ohio, we can help. We can order in and install your exterior doors, including French patio doors, sliding patio doors, and we even make custom patio doors. We serve Columbus, Ohio and all of central Ohio, including Springfield, Zanesville, Mansfield, and Chillicothe.
(Image and excerpt from “Patio Doors: Ideas and Options”)


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