You know you have great patio doors when they create a seamless indoor-to-outdoor transition. If you’re planning on creating a harmonious flow for your next patio door replacement in Seattle, let Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle help. Here are our recommendations on how to accomplish that smooth transition:
Bigger Glass Areas
Having a clear outdoor view from the inside and vice versa is important in creating a seamless transition. This is accomplished by choosing patio doors that can accommodate large glass areas. Fortunately, Renewal by Andersen patio door frames like Narroline® come with materials that allow slimmer frames that fit bigger glass areas. These frames will not buckle under the added weight.
Matching Floor Heights
It’s also important to have your patio and indoor floors on the same level with minimal interruption. In addition to aesthetics, a seamless transition has practical benefits, from easy accessibility to avoiding accidents. With this in mind, we can install our gliding patio doors in Seattle for minimal floor interruption.
Another important consideration is that rainwater can easily flow into your home if the transition is too seamless. You can fix this issue with a gravel bed with a drainage underneath. You can also add a slight downward pitch to the patio moving outward.
For a truly seamless transition, we recommend traditional hinged patio doors in Seattle. These French patio doors swing open instead of gliding on tracks. What sets our French patio doors apart is that you can choose not to have grilles that traditional units would otherwise have. We build our replacement windows and patio doors to fit. If you happen to need an extra-wide patio door for a larger opening, we can manufacture it for you.