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Hinged vs. Sliding Patio Doors

Jun 06, 2022

Both hinged and sliding patio doors are a great way to create a beautiful and functional access point between your home and patio. However, choosing between these two patio door types can be difficult. Each door type has different features and benefits to consider, before making your decision.

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Hinged patio doors come in two main styles, either with two operable doors that swing open from their hinged sides, or a single hinged door. They can also be built to swing either inward or outward depending on your home and preferences. Hinged patio doors offer a classic, sophisticated style while also being easy to operate. However, something to consider is that they take up more space in your home than sliding patio doors, because of their hinged doors that swing open and closed. It is important to be mindful of the space and size of the room these doors are being installed.

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are a great choice for homeowners who are looking to save space in their homes. They slide open and closed on a track and are typically made up of two panels of glass, one that slides open and closed, while the other remains stationary. Sliding patio doors are great for smaller spaces while allowing ample natural light to enter the room. Most sliding patio doors can also be customized with a sliding screen that can allow ventilation without the worry of pesky bugs entering your home.

Choose a Door Company That Can Help

A great way to begin the process of choosing the right patio doors for your home is to partner with a trustworthy home improvement company. At Window & Door Outlet, Inc., our knowledgeable staff has been helping homeowners in New Jersey choose the right style for their patio door installation since 1997.

Contact Window & Door Outlet Today

If you’re ready to upgrade your home with sliding or hinged patio doors, contact the Window and Door Outlet today. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to answer any of your questions regarding our wide array of window styles. We are proud to offer free in-home consultations.