If you’re considering installing patio doors, there are a lot of things to consider. Factors such as which style of door to install, frame materials, and energy efficiency are all important but don't forget to consider the manufacturer's reputation, that's important too.
So, which manufacturer should you choose for your patio doors? Let us narrow down your choices to some trusted patio door makers.
Milgard is a highly regarded manufacturer for windows and doors. They make sliding glass doors, French doors (in hinged and sliding styles and outswing and inswing configurations) and stacking glass walls.
These doors can be made of wood, vinyl, fiberglass or aluminum, and they come in a variety of styles to fit your home’s style.
Many of these patio doors —including all-aluminum models— are built with SunCoat® Low-E glass to maximize energy efficiency.
Milgard patio doors also come with a full lifetime warranty (including parts and labor). In fact, some also have coverage for broken glass.
NT Window is a North Texas company that makes sliding patio doors, as well as garden doors. While NT Window doesn’t provide the wide selection of some other patio door manufacturers, the sliding doors they do offer several customization options.
Give your doors a decorative touch with grids or choose large lite panes for unobstructed views. Garden doors come in a variety of hinged patterns and feature oak wood grains.
As for colors, the frames for NT Window’s sliding doors come in almond and white, while garden doors have desert sand or cream white frames.
One of the most noticeable benefits of NT windows’ patio doors is the energy efficiency of the glass. Both sliding doors and garden doors are dual pane with Argon gas fills.
Additionally, these doors feature Cardinal's LoE-366 glass, which is among the most energy-efficient glass materials on the market. As a result, very little solar heat or thermal energy is transferred through the glass.
If your doors were in desperate need of a replacement you'll definitely see a change in your energy spending after these doors are installed.
Andersen Windows & Doors makes a wide variety of gliding, folding and hinged patio doors. These offerings come in a wide variety of styles, frame materials, and price ranges.
In truth, it’s difficult to list specific details of Andersen Windows’ patio door selection because many of the products can be fully customized to fit a specific home’s size and look. Regardless of how you design your door, you can count on Andersen to deliver energy-efficient options like Low-E4® glass.
Most of Andersen Windows’ patio door products come with advanced hinge and locking systems that provide long-lasting performance even after years of extended use.
Andersen Windows’ warranties (20 years for glass and 10 years for non-glass parts) can also be transferred over to new owners when a home featuring Andersen products is sold.
Which Manufacturer Is Best For Patio Doors?
All three of these manufacturers make stylish and durable patio doors, so each of them would be a great addition to your home.
Milgard products are available in popular styles and at affordable prices, NT delivers a great budget-friendly vinyl product, and Andersen offers several styles with lots of options for customization.
We definitely trust these manufacturers with building quality products for our clients and would recommend them to you as well.