All too often, we’ve seen magnificent homes with patio doors that seem to have been an afterthought. Even more aesthetically disturbing are the historic homes whose patio doors look as though they were replaced in the 1970s or ‘80s with modern aluminum. While we have nothing against these products per se, we do think your home deserves a look which will enhance its over-all value. A simple change in the style of your exterior can elevate the look and feel of your entire home. With Hurd Patio Doors and their comprehensive line of products, you’ll certainly find just the right one for your home.
The first choice you’ll have to make for your new patio door is whether you want all-wood, aluminum clad wood, or vinyl. Though any of these options can work for any home, traditionally, historic home owners prefer to remain true to all-wood doors. Hurd’s line of all-wood patio doors is one of the most extensive on the market. Depending of the specific line, you can choose from the following types of wood:
- Alder Pine, Cedar, Maple, Walnut, Red Oak, Birch, Vertical Grain Douglas Fir, White Oak, Beech, Cherry, Lyptus and Mahogany
Next, you’ll want to decide whether a sliding door or swinging door is more appropriate for your home. Whichever you choose, you can modify the look to suit your home with your choice of grill configuration. The most popular grill configurations are rectangle or Queen Anne; but, with Hurd patio doors’ custom configuration, your imagination is your only limitation when it comes to the design of your grill. For added convenience, you can choose whether you would like the grill between the panes of glass, outside divided lite, or removable wood.
Of course, you will have to choose what type of glass you want. As with Hurd windows, standard, clear glass comes in a variety of glazing options. Your choice will depend on your location and desire for energy efficiency. Unlike many other companies, they also offers decorative glass. You can have stained or leaded glass, tinted glass, and a wide variety of obscured glass including: Gluechip, Spraylite, Standard Obscure, Niagara, English Reed, Velour, and White Laminated. Combine all of the above with further options for hardware, exterior and interior trim, paint or stains, and historic details, and you get a patio door as unique and beautiful as the rest of your home.