Sliding Vs. Hinged Patio Doors

Sliding vs. Hinged Patio DoorsIf you’re someone who enjoys splitting your time at home being inside and outside, you would probably benefit from having an updated set of patio doors. After all, struggling to slide them open or not being able to fully close them doesn’t exactly bode well for functionality, safety, or energy efficiency. Whatever type of doors you currently have adorning your back entryway, you know you want to replace them with either sliding or hinged patio doors because of their bright and spacious feel. But, you’re stuck deciding between the two. The choice will most likely come down to personal preferences, depending on which features and advantages you most prefer. Let’s take a closer look at each.

Sliding Patio Doors

As their name suggests, sliding patio doors operate by gliding horizontally along a rail. There are many configurations available these days, though most people opt for one functioning and one stationary panel. Some key reasons why you might consider having sliding doors installed include:

  • Better for more crowded parts of the home since they don’t swing open
  • More kid-friendly because they can’t be slammed shut
  • Easily lets you ventilate your home without having the whole door open

Hinged Patio Doors

Just like sliding doors, hinged patio doors can be configured various ways, but most frequently are hinged at the sides and swing towards each other, meeting in the middle. You may choose to have hinged doors installed for reasons such as:

  • More of a classic, timeless appearance
  • Can be completely opened for a larger entryway
  • A bit more design options to choose from

Get the Right Doors From RBA of Greater Wisconsin

If you’re still unsure of which patio door option would best suit your home, you can turn to the dedicated and experienced team at RBA of Greater Wisconsin. As a leading window and door company, we offer a selection of top-tier patio doors and would be happy to provide our professional input. Plus, our patio doors can be customized in numerous configurations, colors, finishes, and more, so you surely won’t feel limited in your choices.

Perhaps best of all, we have an option available for those homeowners who truly can’t make up their minds: sliding French patio doors. These doors operate the same way as sliding doors but closely resemble the appearance of hinged French doors. This way, you can enjoy the easy operation of gliding patio doors but admire the more timeless appearance of hinged doors.

Get Started Today

Whatever you have in mind for your home’s back entryway, RBA of Greater Wisconsin will work closely with you to bring your vision to life. We’ll discuss all of our options in-depth, help you pick the best style, personalize your patio doors, and expertly install them. Ultimately, you’ll receive comprehensive, streamlined service and be left with a stunning set of new patio doors that are totally unique to your Wisconsin home. Contact us today to start the process.

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