Homeowners often feel torn between the traditional allure of wood and the modern convenience of vinyl. Considerations for choosing vinyl versus wood patio doors include compatibility with the home’s architectural design, the homeowner’s aesthetic preferences, and practical factors like cost and maintenance.
Wood Doors Are Beautiful Yet Expensive
There is no denying the beauty of wooden patio doors. Their classic appeal and natural warmth can add character to any home. However, they come with a hefty price tag, both in terms of initial cost and maintenance. Wood patio doors require regular sealing or painting to protect them from the elements, which can add up over time.
Vinyl Sliding Doors Are Durable, Versatile, and Affordable
Vinyl sliding patio doors are durable, versatile, and less expensive than wood. They require minimal maintenance and can withstand varying weather conditions. They also provide functionality, can endure the extremes of Chicagoland’s seasonal changes, and require little maintenance. An important feature of vinyl sliding patio doors is that they can be made to look like wood. You get the look and feel of wood with the lower cost and maintenance-free benefits of vinyl!
Adding Security With Steel Patio Storm Doors
Whichever type of sliding door you choose to access your patio, you should consider security. Patio doors are notorious targets for burglars. While sliding door security bars and the old-fashioned broomstick-in-the-sliding-track trick can provide some protection, determined intruders can break the glass of your sliding door and enter your home.
A far better solution to protect your home and belongings is a steel security storm door. These can be installed in front of sliding patio doors to deter intruders. They’re especially effective when installed in 16-gauge steel frames, like the ones we use at Defender Steel Doors.
We can install vinyl sliding patio doors and add security with a steel security storm door. Contact us today to discuss your options for sliding patio doors and steel security storm doors and create a beautiful and secure way to access your patio!