Even though summer in the Santa Clarita valley is slowly coming to an end, the heat is showing no signs of slowing down. With this in mind, outdoor fun with friends and barbecue’s are the center of attention and so is the quality and durability of your patio door.
During the summer, your backyard and patio door probably gets its fair share of traffic and not to mention scrapes and scuff marks. When it comes to repairs and replacement of your patio door it’s important to keep these helpful tips in mind while you research. First on the list is to choose a door style that is right for you. There are two primary types of patio doors, hinged (swinging) or sliding. The type of door you end up purchasing depends on your homes lay out and personal style.
Hinged patio doors offer a classic French-door type of elegance and is optimal when if you live in a climate with high wind and inclement weather, because winds push the door against the jam, which promises a tighter seal. Another helpful hint when looking to replace your patio door during the summer is to focus on durable materials and components. It’s important to plan on buying patio materials that can hold up when exposed to high traffic volumes, but can still retain its elegance and luster.
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One such material that offers a great deal of beauty and durability is fiberglass. Patio doors made out of fiberglass will not dent, rust, or ding like steel doors and won’t swell, rot, crack or warp like wooden doors. There are many fiberglass patio door styles that have design features that will compliment your homes interior and exterior. With this summers excruciating heat and added monsoonal moisture patio doors are more likely to warp, which can change the fit and look of your door. Proper protection from all that mother- nature has to offer is one of the key points that must be addressed when conducting research. Look for features that provide contact with the base of the door to seal out air, water and a rain deflector that repels water away from all sealing components.
For more information on what to look for when purchasing your patio door, visit Mike’s Windows and Doors at 21170 Centre Pointe Pkwy., Ste 220 Santa Clarita, CA 91350 or call (661) 222-9195
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