Patio doors are an incredibly important architectural and design aspect and need to be practical, energy efficient, and visually pleasing all at the same time. If you haven’t replaced your patio door in a while, it may be time to consider doing so.
According to Conservation Construction, old patio doors, especially glass ones, are much less energy efficient. The coatings on the glass, as well as the seals, wear down over time and let out either heat or cool air in your home, making your HVAC system work harder. Old patio doors are also a lot less safe than new ones, as newer models have more secure track systems that prevent easy removal and subsequent break-ins.
Replacing any major home feature, such as patio doors, is a great opportunity to add some design flair to your home. Since you only tend to have one patio door, it’s also a much cheaper upgrade than something like windows or interior doors. With so much potential, though, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Keep reading for some ideas on how to add style to your new patio doors.