When contemplating replacing your Caldwell home’s patio door, you have many alternatives.
Patio doors are made by many manufacturers in a assortment of sizes and out a several different materials. Doors made out of wood, aluminum, vinyl, wood /clad, fiberglass, or composite materials are all available today. Sliding patio doors are available in a standard contemporary style or even with a Sliding French door look. More frame material on the sides and the bottom give these door the same look as the traditional swinging hinged French door that a lot of Caldwell people have.
One of the most regular replacements we make are the older new construction sliding aluminum doors. Inefficient and almost impossible to slide are some of the inherent problems with older patio doors. Most of the aluminum doors are made to standard sizes and most of today’s door companies have specific doors sized to fit in the aluminum door openings. A full replacement install is always what we recommend. Rough opening sizes have to be verified because they fluctuate greatly in many existing wood and vinyl door openings. In the Caldwell area we have what is called the “Wisconsin Door” size. These doors are about 6” wider than most any other normal door size. This can cause a real problem for the unseasoned door installer when your new door is 6” wider than the door you just tore out of the opening.
It is surprising to me how much warmer you can make the area in front of the patio door once it has been replaced. Difficult sliding, air blowing in all around the sliding panel, and cloudy inefficient glass are problems that a new door can solve. New bottom rollers, state of the art pliable weather-stripping, and high-performance glass are what you need. Add in a maintenance free exterior, multiple exterior colors, and wood or pre-finished vinyl and fiberglass insides, and you have what is available for the savvy Caldwell homeowner. Choose which product fits your color scheme and your budget. Having all of these doors on display in our store makes it easy and show you the differences.
The old days of being able to unlock your existing patio door with a credit card slid in next to the lock are history. Today we can offer new 2, 3 or even 4 point locking mechanism. Locks that extend the entire height of the door ensure a very strong and secure opening. All doors include tempered glass for safety and security. We can also install new separate foot bolts at the bottom of the doors to allow them to be partially opened and locked.
One of the best new advances in the sliding patio door industry is the development of the “Top Hung Sliding Screen”. One of the biggest challenges with sliding doors has to do with screens that don’t slide anymore or get stuck in the track. The new top hung screens have no wheels at the bottom and glide easily from one side to the other. Add new high visibility screening material to that new door and now you are all set to enjoy the view without worrying about the flying pests taking over your Caldwell place.
Contact the patio door replacement specialists at Preferred Windows & Doors for an estimate.