How to Choose the Right Patio Doors for Your Home

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Patio doors are the first thing a homeowner sees, so it is important that they match the aesthetic of the home. Unfortunately, many homeowners end up with a poorly constructed door that compromises their security and increases energy costs. This article will show you how to choose a high-quality patio door that can withstand the elements.

MGM Vinyl Doors

Located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, MGM Industries has built up a solid regional reputation for making high quality painted vinyl windows and doors for the new construction market. While MGM originally began by focusing on jalousie windows, the company has since transitioned to a focus on clad wood alternative products for both new construction and replacement applications.

MGM’s ability to adapt to the market stems from its willingness to listen to customers, says Gaskins. MGM is able to meet a variety of market demands by extruding its own PVC and offering features such as 180 brickmould profiles, integral J-channels, and mullions that are extruded as a single unit.

MGM has a unique method of painting the high-quality vinyl windows and doors that it manufactures. In order to receive a warranty repair or replacement, a customer must provide an MGM warranty claim number along with proof of purchase and a completed and signed warranty form. MGM will then arrange shipping to the customer via LTL or UPS.

Ply Gem Builder Series 5700 Vinyl Doors

Ply Gem is one of the most well-known vinyl brands, and it has several window series for new construction and replacement applications. It offers a wide range of styles, colors and options, such as blinds between the glass.

Its Builder Series 5700 patio doors offer a variety of operating configurations to open up living spaces. Hinged and sliding models provide easy access to the outdoor space and maximize fresh air flow. They feature full-perimeter weatherstripping to block out drafts. They come with decorative grille patterns and hardware finishes.

The company also has an energy-efficient option for homeowners. The Classic sliding patio door features Low-E glass with argon gas that limits the transfer of heat and cold, which can decrease your heating and cooling costs.

In comparison with Jeld-Wen, Ply Gem has more vinyl choices and more wood windows. Its 200 series of hinged and sliding windows are designed to fit the needs of homeowners in the drier West region or humid East.

SilverLine Vinyl Doors

Silver Line windows and patio doors provide a variety of solutions for builders, remodelers, architects, and homeowners. Whether you prefer a traditional look, contemporary styling or just need the basics, they have what you need at the price point that works.

ENERGY STAR qualified products help you save energy and make your home more comfortable. They have a full range of options that meet or exceed the ENERGY STAR guidelines for every climate zone in the US.

The V1 Series offers simple design with a slim profile. The V3 Series offers traditional styling and a wide profile for a more classic appearance. Both models are fusion welded, heavy duty all vinyl and are available in a white, beige or sandtone color. Both offer a limited lifetime warranty. Installation is quick and easy with the replacement window sash fitting neatly into the opening left by the removal of an existing window. This makes it easy to enhance the comfort, value and beauty of your home quickly and cost-effectively.

Andersen Architectural Collection Wood Patio Doors

A classic look that works in any home. Choose from one-, two- or three-panel doors that can be opened into your home or out to maximize patio space. Beautiful pine, oak, maple or white interiors are protected by fiberglass and aluminum exteriors.

Truly remove the boundary between indoors and out with Andersen Big Doors, part of their Architectural Collection and featured at Dolan’s. Framing and capturing spectacular views, Andersen Big Doors are available in monumental sizes and offer the flexibility of gliding or sliding patio door styles.

The affordable 100 Series is crafted with Fibrex® composite material for durability, sustainability and energy efficiency. It’s twice as strong as vinyl and offers low-maintenance exteriors with clean corners that deliver a refined look. A selection of wood interiors, standard hardware styles in 10 finish options and between-the-glass blinds give you the freedom to create a custom look. Featuring Andersen’s EcoExcel energy performance package, this is an excellent choice for any climate.