Sliding Patio Doors Or Bifold Doors?

Most homes have some sort of back door and it often leads out to a patio of some kind. If you have a nice outdoor living space and you’d like to have better access to it, you might consider a different kind of patio door. There are sliding options, French doors, regular doors, and even Del Mar, CA BiFold Doors. Let’s examine the different choices to see what might work best for your home.

Del Mar, CA BiFold Doors

French Doors

French doors are basically two swinging doors that close together in the center. They are classy and stylish and they can look very nice when they are closed up. However, when they open, they open either in or out and there are two doors in the way of your home or patio. That can be cumbersome if you don’t have enough space. While they can be a beautiful addition to the home, consider what they would be like when open and see if they still work for you.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are some of the most popular patio doors available. They are standard and easy enough to install. They let in lots of natural light and they don’t take up space when they are open, unlike French doors. However, since one door slides over the other, there isn’t generally a very large opening. You can let in natural light, but not as much air as you could with French doors or other options. Plus, it might be hard to move drinks or past guests when you are trying to go in or out.

BiFold Doors

A folding door system lets in tons of natural light, even more than sliding doors. It can also fold back (like an accordion) and stay completely out of the way when open, unlike French doors. These systems let in tons of natural light whether they are opened to closed and they can also let in lots of fresh air when they are open. They are versatile and can be folded up partially or completely. They also often have one door that can open like a regular door so you can slip outside quickly and back in, even when the rest of the system is closed. While these doors are considered to be high-end, they are becoming more common and have more benefits for most homes than the other options.

While you could get French doors or sliding doors, Del Mar, CA BiFold Doors are often the better option for homes that really want a connection to the outdoor living area. Opening the home completely can make the whole house feel like that outdoor living area. California is too nice on too many days to let that fresh air remain outside when it can easily come into the house. If you want to look into the options, contact The Pelletier Company by calling (858) 271-1750 with your questions. You can also browse through the choices in our showroom at 9899 Hibert Street Ste F, San Diego CA 92131.

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