Large Patio Doors
Connect with the Outdoors
Today, patio doors extend beyond just functional parts of a home. They are often an integral part of the design and overall living space. Transform your home with more natural light and wide unobstructed views and openings. With premium design, fine German-made hardware and excellent energy performance, they add style, flexibility and security to any home while emphasizing your home's connection to the outdoors. Neuffer offers four frame materials, custom sizes, colours and glazing to meet your architectural and performance needs whether for folding, sliding or French doors.
Opening & Sliding Mechanisms for Large Patio Doors
The word patio door is an umbrella term that merely defines the installation location rather than mechanism similar to the terms "front door" or "balcony door" which can come in a wide variety of actual types. Nowadays however, there are four main styles of large patio doors that can be fitted, based on opening mechanism.
- French Doors (side mounted on hinges that swing in/out)
- Lift and Slide
- Bifold doors (also called: folding doors)
- Tilt and Slide
These each describe the opening system as they will all feature large glass surfaces and the ability to customize the hardware, glazing and size. An important factor in your decision is the overall installation space for the door as well as the room available for the door to swing in or out, fold or slide.
Since large frames and glass surfaces are heavier than smaller-sized products, it is important to choose a mechanism that allows a large patio door to be opened easily. Sliding doors are well suited for this particular purpose. They also take up only about 6 cm of interior room - depending on the model chosen - and allow you to make the most of every bit of space on your patio or balcony.