Home Depot Glass Doors vs PJ Fitzpatrick
When it comes to glass doors, there are usually two types that homeowners think about – doors made almost entirely from glass (such as patio doors) or doors that have glass features (usually front doors). While both can be considered glass doors, they’re also very different. Here, we’ll discuss their differences, benefits, and which is right for your vision.
Many homeowners opt for patio doors that are made from glass because the glass lets in an abundance of natural light. They also let you see directly into your back yard, which makes the room seem larger and creates the illusion of more space in your home. These patio doors can open inward, outward, or sideways (a.k.a. sliding). At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we recommend choosing one that slides, simply because a sliding door takes up less room.
The frame you find around a glass door is usually made from fiberglass or vinyl (as opposed to traditional wood). This makes them long-lasting and resistant to natural effects like swelling, rotting, termites, warping, rusting, and more. These frames are also thin, but they help add strength while maintaining the door’s clear, open feature.
Doors with Glass Features
If you’re interested in a door with a glass feature more than a fully glass door, our specialists can help you in this area too. Glass features can be incorporated into nearly any door material, including wood, fiberglass, and steel. (Usually, wood is the most popular because of its rich look.) These features vary in size and shape, depending on your preference; some homeowners opt for a glass pane that spans the height of the door while others opt for small accents along the top.
The glass you choose for your accent can come in a wide variety of styles, including textured, frosted, hammered, etched, and more. Which you choose may depend on the amount of privacy you’re looking for, your budget, and your style.
For glass doors you can trust, skip the Home Depot glass doors and call up the local experts at P.J. Fitzpatrick. We’ll help you choose the perfect door for any room in your home.