Choose the Right Folding Patio Doors
To choose the right folding patio doors, decide on the target price range before you head to the DIY store. The various options and updates increase the price, so we recommend setting the maximum limit. Measure the door opening. Carefully measuring the opening is essential for the door selection process. Even a small discrepancy in the measurement results in a door that does not close properly. Choose a material and the type of construction for folding patio doors.
Common options include solid wood, hollow wood and composite materials. Solid doors are more durable, but cost more than empty doors. Also decide on the style of folding patio doors that you prefer. Louvered doors are a popular choice. Other common styles include raised panel, flat screen and mirrored doors. Consider the style of the room when selecting the doors. Decide the color for the doors. You will find several different woods finish available as well as white folding doors. If you prefer a different color, consider painting the doors.
Check the construction quality of folding patio doors. Check the hinges for easy movement. Look for any imperfections that it takes away from the door. Feel the wood to make sure it is robust and smooth. Make sure that all necessary hardware is included with the door. Otherwise, purchase the correct hardware or make sure that the existing hardware works. Consider the type of finish on the hardware. Make sure it matches other metal finishes in the room.