One of the most important aspects of your house is the backyard. It’s where you play sports with your children, cook a delicious meal on the barbecue, play with sparklers on holidays, and enjoy your summer morning iced coffee. You might even have spent a small fortune getting the perfect patio furniture so you can truly enjoy your backyard.
Now the time has come to replace your patio doors. Maybe the locking mechanism has finally given out after several years of wear and tear. Maybe you’ve decided it’s time for a new look, starting with your patio doors. Or maybe you’ve realized that your old patio doors aren’t sealing properly and happen to be costing you thousands of dollars a year on your energy bills.
Whatever the reason, make sure you don’t rush into a purchasing decision. New patio doors should be an informed decision. If you’re looking into getting a new set of patio doors, make sure you ask the following questions before you purchase:
1. Sliding Patio Doors or French Patio Doors?
Before you call your chosen door replacement company, make sure you know the difference between sliding patio doors and French patio doors. Sliding patio doors are the kind you’re probably more accustomed to seeing, whereas French patio doors more closely resemble front doors and come in many different styles. Each style of door is best suited to a specific type of home. If you’re having trouble making a decision, ask a professional for advice. With years of experience replacing doors in different homes, they’ve learned what looks good in every style of house.
2. How good is the locking mechanism?
Your patio doors should do a few different things. They should allow sunlight into your home, give you an easy way into your backyard, protect you from unpleasant weather, and keep your home safe from theft and breakins. That means your patio doors should come equipped with the best locks available. Make sure you ask about the locking mechanisms on your new patio doors before you actually purchase them. You don’t want to become an easy target.
3. Are they energy efficient?
This is extremely important when you’re looking at replacement patio doors for a Winnipeg home. While most of the world thinks Canada has cold winters, most of Canada thinks Winnipeg has extremely cold ones. Every year the winter seems to get colder, and every year the cost of keeping your home warm goes up. Energy efficient patio doors can lead to significant savings on your electricity bill while also keeping your home comfortable. Any reputable door replacement company can tell you about the steps they take to make sure all their products are energy efficient. If you see the Energy Star Certification, odds are you’ve found a proper company to replace your patio doors.
Choosing a great set of patio doors doesn’t have to be difficult. There are many different styles to choose from, each one with its own advantages and disadvantages. There are also many different window and door replacement companies to choose from in Winnipeg, which can make the decision that much more complicated.
By asking these questions and listening carefully to the answers you’re given you can make sure you choose a reputable door replacement company and the best product available for your home. Any reputable company will be willing to answer all your questions, so don’t be afraid to ask. And if one company won’t answer, don’t worry—there are several other companies to choose from.