1. Patio Doors Provide Enhanced Natural Light
Why have all the lights on when you can let natural sunlight flood through your patio doors. Even in the winter months, patio doors let in a surprising amount of light.
Natural light has been proven to have a number health benefits including promoting a good night’s sleep, and improving mood. Sunlight is a vital source of vitamin D. More natural sunlight in the home means your body will be able to absorb more, even during the Winter. Vitamin D is required for a healthy body and mind; it produces calcium which in turn improves bone growth, lowers the risk of heart disease, weight gain and even certain cancers. For more information on the benefits of natural light, visit Healthline.
2. Patio Doors Reduce Energy Costs
As mentioned previously, the natural light streaming through your new French patio doors will reduce your energy bills dramatically. The more natural light you have, the less money you will spend on electricity to fuel artificial lights.
As well as light, sunlight also brings a natural source of heat into the home. Sun rays are generally at their strongest between 10am and 4pm, which even during winter can contribute to heating your home naturally.
3. Patio Doors Improve Ventilation
We’ve seen how patio doors can help towards heating the home in colder months. Bifold patio doors are also a fantastic way to ventilate the entire home during warm weather. Folding back the doors on a hot day let's cool, fresh air breeze through the house, reducing the need for electric fans or air conditioning. Money saved on bills again!
4. Patio Doors Add Value To Your Property
If your garden is one of the key selling points of your home, then it would be a shame not to be able to gaze out at it throughout the year. Having a view of the garden throughout the seasons from the comfort of your living room or kitchen is top of the list for homebuyers. Grab the attention of potential buyers with large, high quality bifold patio doors. Sell a lifestyle that includes relaxed dinner parties spilling out into the garden on a summer’s eve!
5. Connect Home And Garden
Allow your garden and home to become one space. Our interest in home improvement and gardening programmes has inspired us all to embrace outdoor living a bit more. However, the good old British weather doesn’t always allow us to sit outside late into the evening without a shower or two, so enjoy a sense of still being in the garden but sheltered from the weather inside. Bring those evening summer breezes and scents inside, whilst staying cosy and dry.
6. Patio Doors Allow More Interior Space
Bi fold patio doors usually open outwards into the garden, and unlike inward opening doors, maximise space within the home. Bifold patio doors are great for an uncluttered, modern setting. Bifolds are also an excellent choice when space is at a premium, such as in a small or awkwardly shaped room.
7. Patio Doors Are High Security
It may seem that because of the large area of glass in patio doors, that they are less secure than regular external doors. This is definitely not the case as patio doors today are tamper proof, even when hinged on the outside of the building. All Climadoor French patio doors and bifold patio doors feature a multipoint locking system and toughened safety glass as standard.
8. Patio Doors Are Low Maintenance
With a choice of weather resistant materials such as treated wood patio doors, aluminium bifold doors and hardwearing uPVC, keeping patio doors maintained is easier than ever. All wood patio door frames are treated to be rot and mold resistant, whereas aluminium frames are unlikely to rust or warp. uPVC is extremely durable, and being available in colours other than white helps with the task of keeping them looking clean and presentable.
9. Patio Doors Modernise Your Home Exterior
Patio door designs have come a long way since their beginnings. Available with sleek slimline frames such as the Crittall style doors in our Heritage range through to large, single paned sliding doors, modern patio doors have adorned many architecture and interior design magazine pages over the years. Patio doors are seen as less of a feature themselves, but an enhancement of the exterior of a building. Folding patio doors are also considered a minimal visual barrier to the garden or surrounding landscape regardless of the material they're made from. Gone are the days of clunky white plastic frames.
10. Patio Doors Are Customisable
In the early days patio doors were limited in their appeal and in the materials and colours available to the customer. Today, exterior patio doors can be made to measure - whatever size, shape or space that you hope to install in. There are multiple styles, materials and colours available to ensure that all aspects perfectly compliment your home's design.
With many things to weigh up when it comes to choosing new external doors, it's easy to get lost in all the jargon and choices. If you've decided that patio doors are the right choice for you, we hope we've been able to help with our list of benefits!