While sliding doors look simple, space-saving and practical, Hinged Doors look more elegant, classic and beautiful, and will go great with any house that has no space issues.
A big advantage to a swinging patio door is that it seals better due to its design, and is, therefore, more energy-efficient. When heat needs to be retained inside the house during winter, or when the doors need to be secure when it’s raining outside, you can rely on the latch of the doors to stay secure and intact, trapping heat in or keeping the rain out. You can also install a multi-point lock mechanism for double doors, thus making them a more secure alternative to sliding doors.
The disadvantage of sliding doors is that you can never completely slide all of the door out of the way, whereas swinging doors might take up more space when they’re open, but they open up the entire doorway.
French doors have an aesthetic appeal that achieves an elegant, timeless look inside or outside your house. French doors open to the exterior of a home and maintain usable space on the inside of the door. For a multiple-pane look, you can choose from a variety of grid options available to create the look of individual lights.
We have been Hinged Door Installers for over 35 years. If you are looking for Hinged Door Contractors for your project, we can assist you with any job you have in mind. And we can answer any questions you might have about the differences in patio doors.