Selecting the Right Patio Door

Sep 12, 2018 9:22:29 AM / by Shoreline Window and Remodeling



Choosing a patio door can get confusing. Here are a few things to take into consideration while picking out the best one for your home.


Patio Doors are built from different materials. Wood and vinyl are the most common. Both come in standard or custom sizes to ensure the best fit for the opening.


High performance glass usually comes standard with most doors. The glass is coated with a Low – e film to help block U-V Rays that enter your home. Argon gas is filled in between the two panes and is a great insulator and also improves the overall energy efficiency.  

Mini Blinds is an option that allows privacy, which is already built into the door in between the panes of glass. Most blinds will open and close fully, and tilt for desired viewing.  

You can choose from a variety of grid patterns that can be installed in between the glass for easy cleaning. Or, if you are going for a true or simulated divided light look, that is offered also.


Wood doors can come stained, painted or with unfinished interiors. You can pick from a manufactures stain and paint selection, or if you can’t find that certain finish you’re looking for you can do it yourself with the unfinished interior option. The exterior is typically an aluminum cladding that protects the door from the elements.

Vinyl Patio Doors offer paint and wood grain options for the interior of your door and is maintenance free. The exterior of the door can be painted with the manufactures color options and is also maintenance free.


All doors come with a standard one point lock system. You can upgrade to a two or three point system to add extra security. For additional security foot bolts can be installed on the bottom of the sliding panel.


Need help choosing or installing your new doors? Contact Shoreline today!

Topics: door, remodeling