Patio doors create a stylish, functional entryway between your home’s interior and deck or patio. They’re an excellent investment before your backyard becomes the most popular “room” in the house during the summer!
Before installing a patio door, it’s important to understand the two primary styles you can choose from—hinged or sliding doors. While both doors can improve your home’s efficiency, security, and style, each design has its own advantages to consider.
Keep reading to discover the unique features of hinged and sliding doors to find the best patio door design for your home’s layout, style, and budget.
What Are the Benefits of Hinged Patio Doors?
Hinged patio doors are ideal for homeowners searching for a door with a timeless look to match their home’s traditional architectural style. This patio door style is also great if your home has a spacious layout that offers plenty of room for a door to swing as it’s opened and closed.
Hinged patio doors are hinged at the sides and can open and close with an in-swing or out-swing. Homeowners with plenty of space inside may opt for an in-swing, but those with lots of outdoor patio space and a limited indoor layout may find an out-swing works better for them.
You can install a single hinged door for quick access between your home and backyard or install a double door for a more dramatic entrance onto your patio or deck.
ProVia’s Hinged Patio Doors
ProVia’s Designer® Hinged Patio Doors are made from the same durable fiberglass or steel you would use for an entry door. You can choose from interior woodgrain finishes, attractive paint colors, and stylish hardware to match your home.
Hinged Patio Door Configurations
ProVia’s hinged patio doors are made in ten configurations to find the perfect match for your home. They can swing from the right, left, or center, and you can choose from either single or double doors, depending on your floor plan and the size of your entryway.
Another popular configuration for hinged doors is to have a larger door with a handle and a smaller door that you can open for full outdoor access.
What Are the Benefits of Sliding Patio Doors?
Sliding patio doors slide open on a track, so unlike hinged doors, they don’t require any extra space to swing outward or inward. Traditionally, they’re made with two panels of glass—one that remains stationary and one that slides open and closed.
Sliding patio doors are a great space-saving option if your patio door is in a smaller room or next to a large piece of furniture, like a couch or kitchen table. They’re also considered more modern than hinged patio doors, so they’re a great complement to contemporary design.
Unlike hinged doors, sliding doors also enable you to add a sliding screen. When the weather is nice in the spring and summer, you can allow refreshing breezes into your home while keeping a barrier between your home and the pesky critters outside.
ProVia’s Sliding Patio Doors
- Endure® Sliding Glass Patio Door—This vinyl patio door offers impressive thermal performance and top-rated energy efficiency. It comes with dozens of options for exterior paint and interior stains to match your home.
- Aeris® Sliding Glass Patio Door—This luxury door comes with an oak, cherry, or maple interior and a durable vinyl frame to offer all the benefits of a well-insulated, attractive wood door with a low-maintenance, weatherproof exterior.
- Aspect® Sliding Glass Patio Door—This energy-efficient vinyl door has a straightforward design for easy operation and effortless upkeep and comes in three long-lasting, popular shades.
- EcoLite® Sliding Glass Patio Door—This cost-effective vinyl door is virtually maintenance-free and is the perfect option for homeowners looking for a practical entryway between their home and backyard.
Sliding Patio Door Configurations
When installing Endure, Aeris, or Aspect sliding doors from ProVia, you can choose from two-panel, three-panel, or four-panel configurations that slide from the right, left, or center. These versatile options allow you to find a practical pathway between your home and backyard.
Find the Perfect Patio Door for Your Raleigh Home
If you’d like to upgrade your home with a durable, low-maintenance ProVia patio door, our team at Kelly Window & Door would love to help!
We can work with you to determine which type of door offers the perfect match for your home’s layout, décor, and style, and then you can relax while our team installs your new patio doors carefully and efficiently.
Learn more about the benefits of installing a ProVia replacement door on your Raleigh home with our experienced team!