Sliding vs. Hinged Patio Doors

Patio or back doors are not only a necessity, but they can also be used to physically enhance homes. What shape is your patio door in? Is it time to replace it?

If you’re in the market for a new patio door, you have a couple different options. If you need door replacement for your home in central Indiana, contact Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie—or keep reading to learn more about your different patio doors options!

Types of Patio Doors

The two main types of patio doors are:

  • Sliding
  • Hinged

What’s the difference between these two styles and which one should you get?

Hinged, or swinging, patio doors—usually in the French door style— take up more space and aren’t ideal for smaller rooms or tighter floor plans. They are similar to traditional exterior doors.

Sliding patio doors—also called gliding or bypass patio doors—slide open and closed along a track. They work well in any sized room since they don’t take up any interior space, tend to be extremely energy-efficient and offer expansive views.

Sliding Patio Doors Installers in the Indianapolis Area

If you want to replace your old patio door with a new sliding patio one, Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie has you covered. We install high-quality sliding patio doors from Great Lakes Window. These doors:

  • Are available in 5-, 6- and 8-foot, two-panel width and 9- and 12-foot, three-panel width configurations
  • Are energy-efficient (they have fusion welding, heavy-duty weather stripping and insulated glass)
  • Are constructed with quality craftsmanship
  • Aren’t as vulnerable to frost and condensation buildup
  • Work well in any room, large or small
  • Provide expansive views
  • Have a smooth gliding panel for easy entry and exit
  • Are low-maintenance
  • Maximize security
  • Are available with optional key lock finishes—brass, oil rubbed brass and satin chrome

The patio doors we offer can enhance the interior and exterior of any home, regardless of its shape or style.

Contact Our Door Replacement Experts

Ready to replace your old patio door? If you live in central Indiana, Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie is the company you need. Our doors are as beautiful as they are durable, energy-efficient and reliable. Contact us to learn more about our services or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation for your door replacement project!