Buyer’s guide to sliding patio doors

by | Dec 21, 2022 | Homeowner Advice, Resource Centre

Sliding patio doors are a popular choice to allow a closer connection with your garden or patio area. Compared with bifolding doors, which subdivide the glass multiple times and need stacking space when open, sliding patio doors are neater by design and allow an interrupted expanse of glass to make the most of any view. Furthermore, sliding patios are perfect for internal room dividers too as they allow natural light into the room, coupled with closed off privacy when needed.

If you’re researching sliding patio doors for your home, this buyers guide will give you some key pointers to ensure you choose a good quality supplier and how to select the right door for your home.

The buyer’s guide to aluminium patio doors

Perhaps the biggest decision to make is your choice of material. And if you are looking for a sleek, clean, slimmer frame design, then aluminium sliding doors are the answer. Their slim frames allow plenty of light into your home and blur the lines perfectly between the home and the garden. They are also contemporary by design and are popular with consumers opting for modern-day minimalistic home aesthetics.

Design flexibility

It’s worth bearing in mind that the panels on aluminium sliding doors can be wider than the panels on aluminium bifolding doors too. This means that when they’re closed, aluminium sliding doors will have a cleaner, crisper look that places all the emphasis on the view of your outdoor space with clear, uninterrupted glass expanses. They are also a very sensible choice given the British weather.

At least one panel is fixed, giving you the perfect compromise between indoor-outdoor living and you can choose how wide to open the sliding panels to control the airflow into your home.

They are invaluable where space is tight because the panels slide back on each other, so they don’t take up excess space when open.

Security matters

Secure sliding patio doors are a given. There are a few things you can look out for to give you confidence you have chosen a secure patio door.

A sliding patio door that is PAS 24 compliant is a good place to start. It means the door meets or exceeds the legal requirements for security. It also means it meets the requirements of Document Q of Building Regulations too.

Our Evoke Aluminium Sliding Patio Doors are packed with innovative, high quality security features that will give you peace of mind that you have chosen a secure door.

Energy efficiency

You will want your aluminium sliding patio doors to be as energy efficient as possible, to make sure they keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

U values give you the information you need. The lower the U value, the more energy efficient a product is. Our Evoke Aluminium Sliding Patio Doors have a u-value as low as 1.4/m²K with double glazing and 0.9 W/m² with triple glazing.

 Colour choice doors

Our Evoke Aluminium Sliding Patio Doors are available in a range of colours, so your doors can blend in or stand out, depending on the look you want to achieve.

The doors are available in a choice of hard-wearing powder coated colours; Anthracite Grey, Signal White and Jet Black along with a choice of RAL colours to order.

Proven Pedigree

When it comes to choosing Aluminium Sliding Patio Doors, a good guide is the Evoke by Capital Windows name. All products are precision manufactured with enhanced security features to add value and peace of mind for your home.

We have been a specialist designer, supplier and installer of the latest generation, innovative and technologically advanced aluminium windows and doors for over 40 years. It means you can trust our knowledge and experience.

So, if you’re thinking of having an Aluminium Sliding Patio Door fitted in your home, we’re always the right choice.