Patio Doors Replacement

Patio DoorPatio doors are your gateway to the outdoors. They are available in a variety of treatments and styles. These doors are very functional and are a very important part of every home design. These come in a lot of options, so you get to choose from the range of options as per your individual choice.

A broken or shattered patio door is an eyesore. It is just like a big potential risk, and a source of the fluctuation in your home. So, you need to decide to repair or get a patio door replacement, make sure you see the condition of the patio door and take that into consideration for the patio door replacement.

So, when is the right time or situation you need to have patio door replacement? Whenever there is a chip or crack in the glass, it is considered to be the most obvious form of damage in patio doors; this is the time a person plans to get patio door replacement. There are many other signs that may refer you to the patio door replacement. When the insulated glass units (double panes) start to appear cloudy or have visible condensation between the panes, it depicts the sure-fire sign of having failing seals, so one should definitely go for patio door replacement.

In addition, the gliding door action is assured with a strong tandem roller system, while the rugged aluminum screen features four adjustable rollers for reliable operation year after year.

There are so many other factors that may need patio door replacement like;

  • When there is wear and tear on the frame and the hardware, you need patio door replacement.
  • When the door needs a new lock, or it needs to be reset on the track, when it needs more than the repairment, it surely needs patio door replacement.
  • When the door is warped or has much larger structural damage to it, it states you may need patio door replacement.
  • When you think the existing door no longer fits the home aesthetics of your house and when there are multiple components of the door that are broken or damaged, it is the perfect time that you upgrade your door and get a patio door replacement.

So, these are the most common door conditions when it is probably the time to get your entire door replaced with a new and better one.

Let us talk about patio door replacement. There are a lot of styles available in patio door replacement from blind inserts to double pane glass to sleek modern sliding and country style swinging patio doors.

Choose the right style for you and your patio door replacement.

There are different styles available, but you need to determine what patio door style would be the most appropriate for you.

Options are:

  • Sliding patio doors
  • Swinging patio doors
  • Folding patio doors
Let us tell you about each one in detail:
  • Sliding patio doors- Sliding patio doors are having two or more pieces of glass that are installed in a parallel position to one another with the pieces or panels which are overlapping slightly in the middle of it. in this, the panels are installed within a grove or suspended from a track. Typically, a piece of the sliding door is stationary, and one-piece is left open by drawing across a track.
  • Swinging patio doors- Swinging patio doors are installed in pairs and are hung by the hinges on opposite sides. Swinging or French patio doors meet in the center. These doors often come in pairs as two pieces are required for the installation.
  • Foldingpatio doors- Folding patio doors are also known as accordion doors, they contain between two and eight leaves or folding sections joined by the series of hinges that holds the door, and the door folds like an accordion to open.

Whenever you are getting patio door replacement, you should also see what material is going to fit your aesthetics the most.

As each patio door style can be made and manufactured ina lot of door frame materials and a variety of finishes. The options are open to traditional wood, fiberglass, or vinyl for the finishes. Each one comes with the associated advantages and disadvantages. Some have a few perks; some have a few disadvantages. So, you need to take all the things into consideration before getting your patio door replacement.You should also consider the exact location where the patio door replacementneeds to be done. You should tell the manufacturers about the position of the door as well, whether it is going to be in the sunlight all day or not and many other things. Whether the door is located near a busy street or noisy neighbors etc. you should also consider the amount of maintenance that you are willing to undertake to keep your new door in good condition, so it all should be considered as it matters a lot when getting patio door replacement.

The cost of the frame materials is also a thing to be taken in consideration if you are on a tight budget or have a fixed amount that you are planning to invest in patio door replacement.Vinyl doors are considered to be the least expensive option for patio door replacement, but the wooden ones usually exceed both the vinyl and the fiberglass doors in terms of cost and pricing.

About the Patio door frame materials:

There are a variety of frame materials available. Each one helps in enhancing the look and aesthetics of your homes, offices, and workplaces.

We offer four types of frame materials for the patio door replacement, and these are

  • Wood
  • Fiberglass
  • Vinyl
  • Aluminum
  • Wood patio doors- wood is a very strong material that can also be painted, changed into the shade, hue, or color you want it in to be as your patio door frame.It is easily stainable and very easy to work with; it is such a natural insulator and complements many forms of residential home architecture. When you choose wood frames, they require very less or no maintenance to prolong their naturally occurring beauty. Wood is a very common choice of material for homes; it complements so many forms of architecture.
  • Vinyl patio doors- vinyl has a lot of advantages. It includes being virtually free from maintenance. It is noncorroding. It is also known to be exceptionally energy-efficient and extremely durable.Vinyl patio doors are a very affordable option for new construction homes and patio door replacement.These are extremely durable and very energy efficient. Vinyl doors and windows are available in color like white, neutral tones.
  • Fiberglass patio doors- for Fiberglass patio doors, it requires very little upkeep, and it is very durable, and it is built to last you many decades. The frame made of fiberglass expands and contracts at about the same rate just as the insulated glass it holds, and it makes it better for improved energy efficiency and strength.Fiberglass patio doors are available in a wide variety of exterior colors. It gives you a traditional wood profile and is extremely solid and strong to be used as an option for the material of patio doors. Fiberglass frames do not generally require any repainting, but if you prefer to change the color, it can be done with the fiberglass frame. They are very low on maintenance. Fiberglass doors and windows are becoming very popular among the homeowners as it looks so beautiful and because of their long-lasting durability, which makes it the first choice for the people when looking for patio door replacement.
  • Aluminum patio doors- Aluminum patio doors are very popular with architects as these patio doors made with aluminum really help in accentuating the clean lines of modern design, and the view it offers you. These are very durable and last longer than expected. The main advantage of getting Aluminum patio doors is that they need very little or the least maintenance. The give a slim profile; there is a narrow sightline in it. The material is water-resistant, but still, it is not highly recommended in beach homes as aluminum can suffer fromcorrosion due to the presence of saltwater and salt air near the beaches. The occurrence of corrosion affects the hardware operation and the performance of the frame.

So whenever you are choosing the material for your patio doors frames or the entire patio doors, you should always consider the above mentioned points as it will help you in making the decision and help in positioning of the door and the most appropriate material it needs in your house, office, workplace or wherever you are going to get a patio door replacement.


At shore windows, we install a number of custom patio glass solutions as per the needs of the customers to upgrade their new patio door and get their patio door replacementdone:

  • Double-pane windows with sliding blinds
  • Decorative glass with matching side window panes
  • All-weather glass that meets or exceeds regulations
  • Energy-efficient glass, Double-pane glass
  • Low-E Glass
  • Hurricane-rated laminated glass
  • Pet door installation
  • Clear Choice™ glass protectant
  • Glass tint

So, now you know everything that you will need to get a patio door replacement. Go ahead.