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Garden Doors vs. Patio Doors

picture of a beautiful glass door with patio up front

Summer is an excellent time to enjoy your backyard and patio. This is the time for relaxing afternoons having barbecues, gardening, and letting the kids run free. 

If you're entertaining, it's only natural to want your home to look elegant and inviting. One way you can do that is to get the perfect set of doors that lead to your patio and backyard. 

There are two popular options for backyard doors: garden doors and patio doors. Garden doors are a classic choice for their elegance, but patio doors are the superior choice. Here are some reasons you should consider.


Comparing Patio Doors and Garden Doors

Patio doors, also known as sliding doors, are common in kitchens, living rooms and porches. Garden doors find use as an access point for courtyards and gardens. Both styles of doors allow lots of natural light to fill the room they're in. 

Patio doors have large panes that allow the most amount of light possible to get in.

Patio doors also create a clear barrier between the inside and outside of the house. They also take advantage of the structural design of the glass within the frame, creating unobstructed views of the outside. 

Since patio doors don't swing open, they allow homeowners more freedom for interior design and furniture placement.


Patio Doors Accompany a Range of Aesthetics

One of the best benefits of patio doors is that they go with the decor of any room. Patio doors have a simple, modern, sleek aesthetic that blends with almost any room. Garden doors have a classic, timeless look that is a great option for smaller spaces. 

Since patio doors are simple in design, they are like blank canvases. They provide an excellent, clear view of your garden or backyard. They also create the illusion of space with that unobstructed view.

If you have a room that feels cramped, a patio door can make it seem like the room is bigger than it appears. 

You can find some excellent patio door designs at Bethel Windows & Doors.


Patio Doors are More Secure Than They Appear

The sliding feature of patio doors makes it easy to incorporate additional security measures into their design. You can add kick locks or security bars to the doors. Garden doors tend to only have a standard lock.

The glass panes in patio doors make some people think that they are easy to break. 

Single-pane patio doors can be easy to break into with some effort. With multiple-pane patio doors, you get strong resistance against physical force. You can also incorporate a shatterproof film to further reinforce the glass.

The film provides additional protection against flying objects and debris.


Aesthetics for Your Home

There’s no doubt patio doors are a good option for security and a great view. Whether you are looking for patio doors or garden doors, at Bethel Windows & Doors we can help you find the perfect fit for your home. Contact us today to get a quote for our windows and doors.



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