3 Tips for Replacing an Existing Patio Door

Home improvements will not only make your life more comfortable, they’ll also increase the value of your home. And, updating doors and windows is a great example of a home improvement project that does just that.

Have you been thinking about patio door replacement in particular? Maybe your current patio doors have turned into an eyesore and it’s time for a new look. Or, maybe there are structural issues with the doors, causing them to not operate as they should. They could even be leaking. And, if those old doors are drafty, they could be costing you a lot of money on utility bills. What you need is a window and door contractor that you can trust.

How Do You Choose the Right Window and Door Contractor?

There are a lot of options out there if you’re looking for home improvement contractors. It’s worth it to do a little research about different companies, ask people that you know for references, and even search for some online reviews from homeowners who have used their services. 

Don’t be surprised if you hear our name come up a lot. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. We achieve that goal by providing outstanding customer service, high-quality craftsmanship, and the attention to detail that’s needed for a superior home improvement project. And, our team has over 25 years of combined experience.

At Crossover Roofing, we understand how important your home improvement projects are to you. Our home improvement specialists will seamlessly guide you through the vast array of options that are available to you when you are choosing your new patio doors. We treat your home with the same attention to detail that we would our own. And, we’re not satisfied until you are. That’s our guarantee.

While you are still in the thinking stage of your patio door replacement home improvement project, we’ve put together a little information on some of the options you have. So, have a seat where you can see your old doors or get a mental image of them and think about how some of these doors would look in their place.

#1 What Kind of Patio Door are You Thinking About?

Just because you have a particular style of door now doesn’t mean that you need to stick with that same type of patio door. Our professionals can easily make any accommodations needed to fit your new patio doors. There are really two basic types of patio doors.

Hinged Doors: Your design options for doors that swing open and shut are almost endless. You can choose which direction the doors swing, depending on both the room’s layout and your patio’s. You can even add glass panels beside the doors to let in even more natural light when you want it. If you are thinking of swinging doors, our remodeling experts will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Doors on Sliding Tracks: The best thing about sliding doors is that they don’t take up any space. They’re self-contained, provide plenty of natural light, and today’s sliding doors won’t give your upper body a workout when you are trying to open and close them. They slide open effortlessly and can be a beautiful addition to any patio.

#2 What Options are You Looking For?

You get to choose a lot more than just what type of door you want. Our team of professionals can help you choose the best door for your particular needs as well as one that will best suit your lifestyle.

Color: It matters. You may want to have a boldly colored patio door that really makes it pop, or you may be looking for a more sublime look. We know exactly how to help you find just what you’re looking for.

Decorative touches: You can have the glass decorated with a variety of stenciled designs or etchings. If you are going for a particular look, you can find patio doors that perpetuate the beauty of colonial, Victorian, industrial or just about any other look that you are going for.

Hardware: A big part of how your new patio door will look is the type of hardware that you choose for it. Based on what your actual needs are, and the type of door you choose, we can easily guide you through your best options for hardware.

Built-in blinds: You can even have patio doors where there are blinds between the panes of glass. They’re simple to operate, look amazing, and keeping them clean and beautiful is a breeze.

#3 What Material Will Enhance Your Home the Most?

It’s an important part of any home improvement project. You want all of that hard work rewarded with an aesthetically pleasing result. The material of your new patio door needs to work well with both the existing interior and exterior features of your home. Think about how these would look.

Wood: The classic elegance of natural wood is appealing to many people. And, you can stain it any shade or color to coordinate with your home. It can cost a little more. But, if the wood is taken care of, it will stay beautiful for many years.

Aluminum: It’s lightweight, very cost-effective, and will get the job done. But, aluminum isn’t the best insulator, making it your least energy-efficient option.

Vinyl: Patio doors made of vinyl aren’t quite as expensive as wood, are available in many different colors, and can even mimic the look of real hardwood. And, they are high on the energy-efficiency scale.

Fiberglass: It’s your most expensive option. But, it will last the longest and is one of the best insulating materials for patio doors. 

If you’re ready to replace those old patio doors, give Crossover Roofing a call today. We’ll schedule an in-home consultation, inspect your existing patio door, discuss all of your options, and provide a free estimate for the cost of your patio door replacement. We even offer 100% financing.

You’ll quickly see why our locally owned and operated home improvement company is the window and door contractor that’s trusted by so many homeowners in the Triad area for all of their home improvement projects. Contact Crossover Roofing today and let us show you what superior craftsmanship really looks like.