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Sliding Patio Doors vs
Swinging Patio Doors

Pros and cons of Sliding doors vs Garden doors
When considering the selection between swinging patio doors (also referred to as garden doors, swinging patio doors, or swinging garden patio doors) and sliding patio doors, it becomes a matter of personal preference. Nevertheless, a comprehensive understanding of the advantages and disadvantages associated with each option can significantly influence your decision-making process.

Sliding Patio Doors -
Adding Value

image of a sliding patio door from a bedroom
When selling your home, don't miss out on the power of upgrading! Swap out those tired old sliding patio doors for brand-new ones. This strategic home improvement move doesn't just boost your property's value – it redefines it.

Swinging Patio Doors - Adding Value

outside view of swinging patio doors from an outdoor dinning area
There's something magical about the way a well-kept garden can breathe life and tranquility into your home. The vibrant colors of blooming flowers, the soothing rustle of leaves in the breeze, and the melodious chirping of birds—all these elements contribute to the beauty of your outdoor space. But have you ever considered how garden patio doors can enhance your connection to this natural paradise?

Sliding Patio Doors -
Mulling over

image of deck with three sliding patio doors going into home
Sliding patio doors, also known as sliding glass doors or patio sliders, are a popular feature in many homes and provide a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Here are some key basic considerations to think about when buying a sliding patio door.

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Mulling over

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Sliding Patio Doors -
Exploring configurations

Sliding patio door configurations hold the power to transform your living space, bridging the gap between indoors and outdoors. Explore various configurations along with their unique benefits. Discover the perfect patio door solution for a seamless and inviting connection to the world outside. Make an informed decision to suit your needs and complement your home's aesthetic.

Swinging Patio Doors -
Exploring configurations

Swinging patio door configurations offer a delightful way to blend indoor and outdoor living spaces while maintaining a strong connection with nature. These doors, which can be single swing, double swing, or French doors, provide convenient access and allow an abundance of natural light to flow into the interior.

Sliding Patio Doors -
Exploring options

image of white sliding patio door from inside home
Thinking about replacing your patio door or looking to install one in a new home? There are plenty of patio door options to consider – whether it's aesthetics, functionality, security, energy efficiency, or costs. Here are some tips to help you get exactly what you are shopping for.

*Swinging Patio Doors -
Exploring options

This Story is not yet complete. Looking to enhance your indoor-outdoor living experience with a patio door? Swing open the possibilities with swinging patio doors, also known as garden doors. These elegant additions not only add charm to your home but also offer functionality, security, and energy efficiency. Here's everything you need to know to make the right choice for your space:

What is an R-value?

Move over, traditional window specs - the R-value is taking over the world of window sales! This rating, which has been around for a while, is becoming increasingly popular as a measurement of window efficiency. But why the sudden surge in popularity? Keep reading to find out.

What is a U-factor?

The lower the U-value, the better the window is at keeping the heat in during the winter and the better it insulates
In Ottawa, our windows lose heat to the outside during the colder months and gain heat from the outside during the warmer months. U-factors allow consumers to compare the insulating properties of different window products in order to optimize home comfort.

What is the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient?

the higher the SHGC, the number, the greater the solar gain
Let the sun shine in, or not. The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) measurement can help you achieve a desired increase or decrease in the amount of solar radiation (heat) passing through a window into your home.

What is visual transmittance?

Understanding Visible Light Transmittance
The amount of light you let into your home is a matter of personal taste. When replacing your windows, understanding the VT will help you get it right.

What is Low-E Glass?

Low-emissivity (low-E or LoE) glass, commonly known as LoE glass, is engineered to reflect radiant heat, significantly improving the thermal efficiency of windows. Emissivity measures how much heat a glass surface transfers through it.