Are you interested in adding hinged patio doors to your home? Then the experts at American Eagle Builders are the perfect team for the job. We have been hinged door installers for over 35 years. If you are looking for hinged door contractors for your project, we can help you with any job you have in mind — and we can answer any questions you might have about the differences in patio doors.
Hinged patio doors, also known as swinging patio doors, are quite similar in function to regular outside doors. The doors open similarly to butterfly wings and are center-hung with hinges on either side of a central mullion, and they hang in pairs and are full-view glass panels.
Why Hinged Doors Are An Excellent Alternative to Sliding Doors
While sliding doors look simple, save space, and are practical, hinged doors look more elegant, classic, and beautiful and will go great with any house that has no space issues. Additionally, sliding doors can never completely slide all of the doors out of the way, whereas swinging doors might take up more space when they’re open, but they open up the entire doorway.
It’s also worth noting that you can install a multi-point lock mechanism for double doors, thus making them a more secure alternative to sliding doors. In addition, hinged doors are generally easier to maintain than sliding doors because they have fewer moving parts that can wear down or break over time. This means that hinged doors are often more durable and long-lasting. Plus, hinged doors allow for a wider opening, which can be beneficial for moving large furniture or providing better accessibility for people with mobility issues.
We Also Install French Doors
French doors are a unique style of hinged patio door. They have side jamb hinges so that when they are closed, the door panels will touch. An astragal affixed to one of the doors houses the locking mechanism, and the entire space between the hinges is clear when French doors are open.
Whether they’re inside or outside of your home, French doors have an aesthetic appeal that offers an attractive, timeless design. They also open to the exterior of a home and maintain usable space on the inside of the door.