Patio doors in Eau Claire, Wausau, WI

Types of patio doors



Custom Windows Plus can help you with beautiful patio doors for your home in Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Stevens Point or Wausau.  You have several options when it comes to patio doors. You get sliding doors, swinging doors and folding doors. Within each of the configurations you have different style and design options.


Sliding doors generally have a stationery panel and sliding one. The sliding panel travels horizontally on a track for easy opening and closing. Gliding doors are popular in tighter and smaller spaces. Swing doors can be single, double of French Swinging patio doors.  Folding doors enable you to open an entire room to the outside. Folding doors consist of several panels and open and close in an accordion fashion.


The frames can be made from wood, vinyl, aluminum or composites. The options don’t end there. For example, you get pine wood, builders wood and other species such as Alder and Douglas Fir.  When it comes to vinyl patio doors you get builders vinyl and premium vinyl. You also builder’s aluminum and premium aluminum.


You also have other design and style options including color options, grille options, trim options and glass options. You have your patio customised in respect of size, shape, glass and grille design. You even have design and security options when it comes to handles and locks.


When deciding which materials to go for, you might want to consider sustainability issues and solutions. Does your manufacturer use materials in a manner that represents efficient use of natural materials and resources?


Before deciding which type and style of patio door you need to consider light, security, space, access, budget and your personal taste and preferences.  For example, if you have tight spaces and a smaller budget, sliding patio doors would be more practical. If you have the space and prefer the dramatic impact, swinging patio doors are better. Swing doors also offer additional security.

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