Has the time come to replace old patio doors? The average life expectancy of a door depends on the type and material but, unless you select the top-of-the-line patio door, you can prepare to schedule a remodel every 20 to 30 years. Many factors will dictate your choice from aesthetics to purpose, even exposure to elements. To get you started in crossing options off your checklist, we’re comparing the 3 main types of doors on the market: top-hung vs. bottom rolling vs. swinging.
Sliding, rolling or swinging? Budget and preferences weigh in the decision. But if you are looking to invest in a durable product, you will also consider strength and quality of materials, safety and security.