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Our patio doors have exceptional style and functionality. These custom-built sliding doors have a large glass viewing area, but provide sturdy protection from inclement weather.
1-800-HANSONS offers a variety of styles and options allowing you to customize the door to suit your tastes.
Mainframe and sash feature a double-wall design and multi-chambered construction.
Patio doors come with Energy Star triple-pane glass and dual weatherstripping on the sash ensures optimal energy efficiency.
Ease of Use
Precision-engineered tandem roller system ensures easy and quiet door operation.
Mainframe joints incorporate closed-cell foam gaskets for superior sealing.
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We’re ready to help transform your home with durable, energy-efficient products that can help protect your home, improve your comfort and save you money.
If you unclutter your living space, you unclutter your mind. This principle is fundamental to Japanese design, so it’s unsurprising that patio doors were inspired by Shoji—the translucent wooden sliding panels you find in Japan. Shoji offers more than mere simplicity, though.
The Japanese design principle of shizen says that the best architecture interacts with nature. Patio doors offer sprawling views of surrounding vistas. They might be respectable design features in themselves, but they also invite Mother Nature into your living space, and that’s equally beautiful.
A common design adage states that form should always follow function. The functionality and purpose of your door should be at the top of your priority list. Your doors must provide:
Let’s look at these points in more detail.
Your doors must provide ample frame width for insulation and security-conscious frames. Most patio entry points measure 36” by 81”. This requires a rough opening of around 60” by 72”. Your in or outswing will require extra room. Patio doors can open to the left or right, but if you lack the square footage, a sliding design will help you to overcome it.
Don’t be tempted to settle for standard sizes, though. A short French door will be dwarfed by a high-ceilinged room, and two panels could look disproportionate to a wide patio. Your doors affect your home uniquely, so they should be designed uniquely, too. Even so, your doors are a crucial part of your home’s insulating envelope, so they must meet strict practical standards.
No design feature is better than another. Your stylistic elements should be distilled according to your taste and practical goals. That said, you have three patio door options to choose from:
The glass and frame of your doors will determine the energy-efficiency of your home. Weatherproof mainframes with foam gaskets will seal you off from the weather. Best-in-class designs and precision engineering will contribute to your doors’ longevity. Your frame material is one of the most crucial fabrication choices you’ll make. Your options include:
Most home owners invest in patio doors for their natural lighting and breathtaking views, but you’ll need window treatments to block out the sun on sweltering days. Vertical blinds are the most popular option because they can open along the same trajectory as your door, but drapes can achieve a warm, seamless aesthetic that accentuates your architectural features.
Your patio doors are a highly influential architectural element, so a one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t do. Your doors should be customized to your style, square footage, and choice of frame.
Your installation can offer an ROI of almost 75%, so this is a remarkably intelligent investment that pays off over the long run. All those balmy barbecues and patio parties will make it all worthwhile.