Patio / July 2, 2018 /
One of the most popular styles of patio doors are sliding patio doors. Vinyl is one of the most popular materials used to construct patio doors. Vinyl sliding patio doors offer great energy efficiency as they are constructed much like vinyl windows, with insulated glass and frames. Sliding patio doors are also very easy to operate. They glide along a track and can be opened and closed with minimal effort.
Steel French doors are heavier and offer a solid fit into doorframes that require a measured level of security. Steel French doors are better equipped to resist break ins or similar damage to the structure. Many of the qualities of rust prevention will need to be addressed for untreated doors. Paint prep is a factor similar to wooden doors. The steel French door will need to be pre painted or have adequate priming and curing to prevent the flaking of paint in the future.