Typically used to welcome natural light into an open area and expand the view from a particular spot in the house, a patio door can bring a room to life. Patio doors also offer an awesome gateway to the patio or backyard.
The installation process for a patio door can vary with your home’s current layout and the complexities of fitting the door into the opening. For example, a portion of a wall might require removal, or the patio door unit could simply replace another type of door in your home.
To obtain the right fit it, get a little help from A1 Handyman (208) 995-6457. Our expert door installers can help with the door selection process and even install it for you. This way you can rest easy knowing the job is done right. There is no need to hire multiple repairmen on this job. Each A1 Handyman installer is fully trained and equipped to repair drywall, put in new floors, add a fresh coat of paint or stain, and more.
Buying a Patio Door
If you've been putting up with a drafty patio door that sticks, fogs up, or leaks during a heavy rainstorm, it's time to consider a new, energy-efficient replacement. While a high-quality patio door isn't cheap, it will put a stop to drafts, require almost no maintenance, glide smoothly, and latch securely.
From Gliding Patio Doors, Coastal Storm Doors, French Hinged Doors, and Screen Doors, there are a number of options available. Sliders, for example, are built from a various materials such as aluminum, wood and vinyl. Low-maintenance selections include either vinyl or aluminum exterior cladding over wood core, solid vinyl and all-aluminum. Want a sliding patio door that matches the existing windows? Consider buying the same brand. Check markings on existing window hardware to find out which brand you have.
Looking at the door from the outside, the operable panel determines whether it's a right- or left-handed unit. Don't be afraid to switch the way your original door opened provided that changing it makes access easier or furniture arrangements better. But be aware that heating vents work better in front of the stationary panel. They don't stand up well to foot traffic.
Before you run off to buy a new slider, find out more about different types of patio doors. Next, pull off the interior trim around the old door and measure the “rough opening” for width and height. If you are planning to reuse the existing trim on the new door, pull the nails through the unfinished side. Make sure you measure to the framing right next to the old door jamb.
For accurate measurement, you may need to cut away any overhanging drywall. When checking the height, make sure you're measure to the sub-floor. This is the wood or concrete that the door sill actually rests on and not a secondary layer of particleboard or plywood underlayment. Look for underlayment by pulling off a nearby heat register to identify the floor layers. Now you are armed with enough information to select a door that will fit your rough opening. Most home centers have personal trained to assist you with sizing and other door options.
Call A1 Handyman at (208) 995-6457 today to schedule patio door installation done right. Our fully trained door installer will come to your home and assist you with the door selection process and when your door arrives, we will install in a prompt and efficient manner.