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22
May
2015

Top Benefits of Patio Doors for Your Sunroom


A patio is a wonderful extension to any home. A patio with a roof allows the homeowner and their guests to enjoy the feeling of sitting outdoors without being faced with the elements. There's nothing more relaxing than taking a seat, putting your feet up and enjoying the view. While having a roof over your head is great, patio doors can also be highly beneficial and allow you to really enjoy this beautiful part of your home.

 

Aesthetic Appeal and Value

Patio Doors come in many different sizes and designs. No matter the style of your home, you will find various options at NorthShield Windows and Doors. Not only will your new patio doors improve the appearance of your home but it will also add to its value.

 

Energy Efficiency

By installing patio doors, homeowners add an extra barrier that will improve the overall energy efficiency. Your patio will act as a layer of insulation which will reduce heat loss during the cold winter months. Likewise, your home will also maintain a more comfortable temperature during the hot summers. The patio will warm up before any surrounding rooms experience an increase in temperature. If you use an air conditioner in the summer, you will notice that it will no longer need to work quite as hard to keep your home cool.

 

Visibility Outdoors

If you have children or grandchildren, you will know how much they love to run and play outside. Many times, their screaming and shouting can be misinterpreted and have you running outside to evaluate the situation. Installing doors to close off your patio will help keep noise levels down without obscuring visibility. You can still watch over little ones without the nasty side effect of ringing ears!

 

Keep the Elements Out

Throughout the year, we can expect anything from unbearable heat to snowstorms and everything in between. It really is a shame to not make use of your patio just because of unsuitable or unpleasant weather conditions. Many people admit that they love the sound and smell of the rain. Watching the rain pour down while your patio offers shelter can be the perfect way to unwind.

The wind can also be extremely unpleasant. Especially if you are trying to settle down and read a book. It is far more pleasant to listen to the wind howl and enjoy the natural light that enters through your patio doors.

 

Entertain No Matter What!

A fully enclosed patio really does act as an additional room in your home, and it is excellent for entertaining guests regardless of the weather. The patio is the perfect compromise for those who do not want to host a party inside their home but are unable to set up outside due to the weather.  Even if you do set up outdoors and the weather changes in a hurry, you can quite easily move everyone under cover! By using your patio as a venue, you will not need to worry about your entire house being turned upside down. It won't even be the end of the world if somebody spills some food or wine.

 

When selecting doors for your patio, it is important to consider popular options such as sliding doors. Sliding doors tend to take up less space due to the manner in which they open and close. Sliding doors can also be opened partially so that your pets can get in and out without forcing you to leave the door completely open. You can also open up your sliding patio doors completely to make it easier to move furniture in and out of your home. So many times the front door is simply not wide enough, and you are forced to take your new piece of furniture apart just to move it into your home. All of this can be avoided by choosing the right doors for your patio.

For a wide selection of beautiful patio doors, NorthShield has you covered. Choose from a various styles, colours and designs. All of our products are locally manufactured here in Canada, ensuring the highest quality at competitive prices. Contact us today for a free, no obligation estimate!

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Ross Apperly
4 months ago
Northshield replaced 9 windows in our house. Our only complaint would be that the colour doesn't really match the sample we were shown. The woman we first encountered in the showroom was pleasant and helpful. There are only so many things she could tell us in the showroom but it was enough to convince us to book an appointment with a salesman. Walter, the fellow who came to our house, wasn't really a salesman at all and yet he knew exactly what he was doing. Answered all of our questions, clearly knew his business inside and out, was patient with us, made some really helpful suggestions, and just generally made us feel confident and comfortable. Next came Vladimir. He came to do the final measurements and to verify the details of each window. Another very very knowledgeable guy. Clearly an expert in his field and yet friendly and patient with us. The team of men who came to do the install were all very much polite and professional. Their workmanship is first rate. In the end, what I know is this, the new windows are in, the drafts and rattles from the old ones are gone, the price was fine, the quality is A1, and every single individual along our journey was a genuine pleasure to work with.
Oai Truong
a month ago
We chose Northshield because of the rave reviews on Google, but unfortunately the experience was a disappointment. The sales guy was nice enough, but like most suppliers in their industry, installation came 6 weeks past their original estimate, which was fine since we were not in a big rush, although we had to delay the painting of our kitchen because of it. The two big issues were: 1. To install our new patio doors, the opening had to be widened, which our sales guy mentioned, and which was fine to us. The problem came when the installers were on site and insisted that they did not need to replace the header. I know nothing about construction but luckily my colleagues told me to make sure that they install a new header because they were widening the doorway. Luckily I was home and I persisted that they install a new header, and after a while they finally realized that they needed to do it as well. They went off to the store to get the wood and the drywall and finished the job, which looked fine. 2. Only a few months later big cracks appeared along the new header. I called Northshield only to be told by Alex that my painter should've known that the patchwork on the header was very minimal and that "any professional painter should've known to make sure the drywall was ready to be painted." So they refused to do anything about it. I guess I should've said back to him "any professional installer should've known you need a new header when you widen a doorway!" So now I have a wall that I will need to re-patch and re-paint all over again. If you decide to use Northshield, please do your own research and make sure that you oversee their work, because they will never take responsibility for it, or admit that they didn't know what the heck they were doing.
emily s
3 months ago
Professional, clean, good customer service. Fast and efficient. No surprises or hidden costs, did not try to upsell me and worked within my budget. Very happy with the finished product and will continue to use in the future for replacing my remaining windows.
Patrick Touchette
4 months ago
Alex our salesman was great to work with and gave us very good information about our windows. The installation went smoothly and the windows look great and function well. Great customer service!
Albert Giesbrecht
a month ago
We had 4 windows installed by this company. The windows were installed in no time at all, and the guys were very professional and efficient. Love the windows and would recommend this company to anyone.
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