Patio doors create beautiful entrances to the home and can expand the perceived size of a space. New construction patio doors are installed while a brand new home is being built. At this point, the studs are exposed and the doors are attached directly to the frames with the nail fin, which means it is nailed into the framing of the home. Afterwards, sealant is applied to prevent water intrusion.
When you put in new construction patio doors, consider the swing direction that best complements your space. Generally, patio doors are available in in-swing, out-swing or sliding operation. If you are limited on space, sliding patio doors might best. They do not require ample space around the door to accommodate the swing direction.
When you are building a new home, consider choosing a patio door that complements your architectural style.
French Doors – A great match for traditional architecture such as colonial and Victorian style homes. Double-opening French doors allow greater ventilation as traditional architecture often has tighter spaces rather than an expansive open floor plan.
Sliding Patio Doors – Sliding patio doors fit into a variety of styles and are a great solution for transitioning to the outdoor patio area. They maintain the integrity of the architectural style while ensuring a functional and sturdy option.
Moving Glass Walls – A growing trend in many homes is operable glass wall systems that invite in sweeping views of the outdoors. Moving Glass Wall Systems keep the focus on the view, rather than the entrance. Because of its floor-to-ceiling glass opening, Moving Glass Walls can easily enlarge the perceived size of a space and are a great option for smaller, contemporary style home. Milgard Moving Glass Wall Systems come in standard sizes.
Your architect or builder can provide additional guidance on selecting the best patio doors for your new construction home.