If you are looking at changing the exterior doors of your home, you could feel like you are in a shopper’s minefield. With so many options on the market, it’s almost impossible to know which choice really is the best.
While bi-folding and sliding units have proven particularly popular over recent years, the more traditional patio models still provide numerous benefits to homeowners throughout the UK.
This blog outlines exactly what some of these advantages are and the top 5 are listed below:
- Perfect for gatherings
Patio doors really ‘let the outside in’, and provide a fantastic transition between the interior and exterior of your home. This is particularly useful when it comes to family gatherings and BBQs, as people have the freedom to step in and out as they so please. We don’t get to enjoy the sun for long, so we’re best to make the most out of it while it’s actually here! Inevitably when it starts raining, they are really easy to close.
- Adds a touch of beauty
High quality patio doors have very slim sightlines, meaning that they’ll provide you with a full, unobstructed view of your garden. On top of this, plenty of natural light will flow into the interior of your property. When you consider that a bit of additional sunshine is proven to boost people’s happiness and increase their productivity, purchasing doors that allow this to happen seems like a no brainer to us.
- Increases value of house
It may sound like an exaggeration, but believe it or not, having a nice set of patio doors combined with an attractive decking area can make your property more desirable to potential buyers. Even if you have no plans to sell, this can never really be a bad thing – you can reap the aesthetic benefits yourself.
- Saves money on bills
Strangely, purchasing top of the range patio doors may actually result in you saving money on bills. It’s fairly simple really: if more natural light is let into your home, then what would you use less of? Energy! Patio doors lessen the need for you to have to continually artificially light certain rooms, and in doing so, ensure that no unnecessary power is used.
- High security
When it comes to any type of door, its main application is to protect. In regards to this, don’t be fooled by the amount of glass on show with patio models – a good quality unit will feature multi-point locking as standard, and be extremely resistant to any break-ins. Professional sliding, bi-folding and patio door companies will also make sure that the that the actual door fits snugly into its frame, thus boosting protection even further.
These are just 5 of the many reasons why you may wish to stick to tradition rather than following modern conventions when choosing your next external door. If you are unsure what style and type is best for your home you should always speak to a professional company who can give you some great advice and also show you 3D drawings to show how your home will look. The most important thing however is that whatever you decide, it provide immediate and ongoing value to you.