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4 Tips for Replacing your Patio Doors

Replacing Patio Doors

Replacing or installing new patio doors in your home does not need to be a stressful experience. By swapping out your outdated, boring patio doors, you can revitalize the look and feel of your home. Not only will this breath new life into your living room, dining room, or kitchen, but modern door and window replacements can also help reduce your energy usage.

Thanks to their superior seals, modern doors help maintain the temperature of your home by preventing heat or cool air from escaping. As a result, it will cost less to heat or cool your home, which can even improve the value of your house. Here are four tips to help you through your patio door replacement:

  1. Embrace natural light

    Natural light is one of the easiest ways to make a small space look massive. Adding natural light can brighten up a room, making it feel more comfortable and welcoming. For home buyers in Canada, natural light is a crucial concern. By choosing a glass sliding patio door, you will maximize the amount of light that comes into your home. Sliding glass doors offer a simple aesthetic that embraces natural light and outdoor views over wooden doors, which block out much of the natural light that comes through.

    For darker, north-facing rooms, sliding glass doors can maximize the amount of light that comes into your home, offering a bright and vibrant atmosphere perfect for your family. When it comes time to sell your home, lots of natural light can only increase the value of your home and improve the chances of a sale.

  2. Get a free consultation

    Especially if you are exploring the possibility of custom doors, it is important that you get a free consultation with a professional door and window company. At Canglow, we offer free consultation services for every client and every project. After you contact us with an idea of what you are looking for, we will do a free consult at your house – this allows us to examine the current door and see what is best suited for your space. We will then take the necessary measurements and work with you to explore all of your options.

    Our trained professionals are experts in window and door installation, so we can ensure your new doors are installed with precision and on your schedule. With our help, your doors will have a perfect seal, preventing heat or A/C from escaping, offering a chic aesthetic and practical benefits for your family. For more information about our door installation services, explore our website here.

  3. Think about space

    One mistake homeowners make is that they choose their new patio doors based on a picture in a catalogue or on the web. Unfortunately, while a door may look nice on its own, there are a variety of factors that must be considered when choosing a new door. Beyond natural light, you must also consider the natural space around your door. If your dining room is quite small and you are looking to replace the patio door to make the room seem bigger, a sliding glass door is perfect. Not only does it maximize the presence of natural light, but the sliding design also takes up the least amount of space in your home, compared to doors that open on a hinge.

    If your dining room is quite large and bright already, maybe you can explore the possibility of gorgeous French doors with nice windows, which would also offer natural light but contributes its own charming look to the aesthetic of your room. By considering all of these factors, you can find a door that both looks fantastic and feels like it was custom-designed for your home.

  4. Choose the right door for you

    There are countless design options for patio doors, so you need to find the one that is perfect for your home and your family. For dog-owners, incorporating a doggy-door might be a necessary investment. For families with young children, a sliding glass door with multiple locks and stoppers can help prevent your kids from going outside on their own. Sliding doors versus hinged designs; all-glass versus wood with windows;energy efficiency versus practicality and convenience: choosing the right door for your family can be overwhelming.

    Your family is unique, and our trained installation professionals will work with you to find the best patio door setup for your needs. Beyond the patio door itself, you also want to consider what best matches the current doors and windows in your home. Do you plan on replacing your other windows and doors to match, or would you rather find patio doors that match the current aesthetic? All of these factors must be considered when you replace your patio doors. At Canglow, our dedicated staff are happy to work with you from consultation to installation to ensure you find the perfect door for your needs. For more information about our patio door options, check out our website.

Choosing the right patio doors for your home can be a stressful and confusing process. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to find what is the right fit for your home and your family. At Canglow Windows and Doors, we offer our expertise to help you with this decision. Not only can we find the right doors for your home and install them on your schedule, but we can also help you coordinate window replacements and repairs. Ensuring your doors and windows match can be a great way to improve the aesthetic of your home, and adding energy-efficient doors and windows can even increase the value of your home.

For more information about custom windows and doors for your home, contact Canglow Windows and Doors at 587-409-0984 or visit our website here.