When thinking about replacing your Washington County home’s patio door, you have many choices.
Patio doors are made by many manufacturers in a variety of sizes and out a several different materials. Doors made out of wood, aluminum, vinyl, wood /clad, fiberglass, or composite materials are all available today. Sliding patio doors are available in a standard contemporary style or even with a Sliding French door look. More frame material on the sides and the bottom give these door the same look as the traditional swinging hinged French door that a lot of Washington County homeowners have.
One of the most regular replacements we make are the older new construction sliding aluminum doors. Extremely cold and almost impossible to slide are some of the inherent problems with older patio doors. Most of the aluminum doors are made to standard sizes and most of today’s door companies have specific doors sized to fit in the aluminum door openings. A full replacement install is always what we suggest. Rough opening sizes have to be verified because they differ greatly in many existing wood and vinyl door openings. In the Washington County area we have what is called the “Wisconsin Door” size. These doors are about 6” wider than most any other standard door size. This can cause a real problem for the unseasoned door installer when your new door is 6” wider than the door you just tore out of the opening.
It is astounding to me how much warmer you can make the area in front of the patio door once it has been replaced. Sticky sliding, air blowing in all around the sliding panel, and cloudy inefficient glass are problems that a new door can solve. New bottom rollers, state of the art pliable weather-stripping, and high-performance glass are what you need. Add in a maintenance free exterior, several outside colors, and wood or pre-finished vinyl and fiberglass interiors, and you have what is available for the savvy Washington County homeowner. Choose which product fits your color scheme and your budget. Having all of these doors on display in our showroom makes it easy and show you the differences.
The old days of being able to unlock your existing patio door with a credit card slid in next to the lock are history. Today we can offer new two, three or even four point locking mechanism. Locks that extend the entire height of the door ensure a very strong and secure opening. All doors include tempered glass for safety and security. We can also install new separate foot bolts at the bottom of the doors to allow them to be partially opened and locked.
One of the nicest new improvements in the sliding patio door industry is the development of the “Top Hung Sliding Screen”. One of the biggest problems with sliding doors has to do with screens that don’t slide anymore or get stuck in the track. The new top hung screens have no wheels at the bottom and glide easily from one side to the other. Add new high visibility screening material to that new door and now you are all set to enjoy the view without worrying about the flying pests taking over your Washington County residence.
Contact the patio door replacement specialists at Preferred Windows & Doors for an estimate.
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