With summer in full swing, you may be tired of your patio doors, want a larger opening, or just want a better view. If you’re thinking about it, you’re probably wondering what should you expect to pay for new patio doors? Oh boy – this is a big one.
We’ll just get this out of the way right now: it totally depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. The cost can vary from a few hundred, and stretch all the way up to a six figure number in extreme cases. What we’ll do in this article, is show you what you can expect when looking to make your patio a more livable space.
The Classic Sliding Patio Door
When most people think of a patio door, they probably picture a white vinyl sliding glass door. It usually opens half way, and is easily the most commonly installed door, especially in smaller homes and apartments.
If your home currently has a sliding patio door, you may have wondered if you can replace it with something different. You can, and you should read our article on the subject to find out if it’s something that could work for you.
In this article, we’re just looking at the pricing, and the classic sliding patio door is the most affordable option you’ll find (other than just using a regular exterior door). There is a range of prices for a sliding patio door, and that’s because they’re not all built the same.
Factors that affect pricing include style, type of glass used, any security mechanisms, the door hardware, and the sliding tracks themselves. As always, you get what you pay for, so if a door is extremely cheap, you’ll want to ask why.
Glass Wall Systems
Now we’re talking! A glass wall system is easily the best way to get the most out of your patio. It’s why we have it at the top of our list for the best patio door systems for the Okanagan.
Glass wall systems aren’t going to be cheap, but they’re not supposed to be. They’re supposed to be amazing, and that’s why they often add significant value to your home.
They don’t need to break the bank though. The biggest factor that affects a glass wall system will be the structure and installation costs. If you’re removing an actual wall to install a glass wall, you probably know that every exterior wall is a structure supporting wall. Any time you remove a structural wall, you need to carry the load above it, which can get very expensive if it’s a retrofit.
New builds will often plan for the glass wall system right at the start, and the proper supporting structure can be factored in right away. If you’re looking to really improve the look and value of your home, a glass wall system is certainly worth a look.
French Doors for your Patio
Lastly, french doors can be a great compromise between affordability and a viable upgrade. You’ll want to make sure that french doors are right for you. There are a few catches, like which way they swing, clearance, and maybe even a structural question or two if it’s a retrofit.
You can get really nice french doors at an affordable price that will help open up your home a little more and create that indoor-outdoor living space.
To find out more about how much new patio doors will cost you, drop in to our showroom and speak to our expert staff. They’ll be able to remove some variables and give you some more accurate pricing.