What is a patio door?
A patio door describes various styles of door that tend to allow access to your patio, garden, terrace, or balcony. They lead to the outside from your home or your porch.
Aren’t these just the same as normal doors? Well, no. Not quite. Patio doors are usually different from ‘standard’ doors in appearance and the way that they can be opened and closed.
While your front and interior doors might be a blend of solid material and glass (for security and privacy), patio doors are designed with that ‘bridge to your garden’ function in mind.
They’re normally made from entirely transparent glass, allowing lots of light into your home. Not to mention they provide excellent visibility to your outdoor space, even when they’re shut. It’s best to think of them as part-window and part-door, as they aim to bring you the benefits of both.