How to Choose the Right Patio Doors

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When it comes to choosing to right patio doors for your home there are a number of styles to choose from. With RB Windows’ bespoke door designer, your door choice is wide open with everything from aluminium patio doors to UPVC patio doors to choose from with an abundance of styles for each type. Here is our guide to choosing the right patio doors for you.

What Classes as a Patio Door?

Whilst it may seem obvious, a patio door is not just a door opening out into your garden. Usually, a patio door is glazed and often open up wider than a front door, for example, to allow more light into your room and act as an extension of your garden into your home as opposed to merely being a version of your front door that opens to the back or side.

What Types of Patio Doors Are There?

There are a number of different types of patio doors to choose from when it comes to choosing a door to lead to your garden. Many people opt for a set of glazed french doors to open out into their garden space whilst for others, aluminium bi-folding doors are ideal for injecting a sense of modernity into their home. We’ve included each of the options below with some tips on what makes them the best option for every type of home.

UPVC Patio Doors

Designed to slide to the side to maximise space, UPVC patio doors are a fantastic option for those wanting to create a seamless link with the outside world with a range of stylish options. If you are looking for a seamless way to make your room look bigger with easy access to the outside world, UPVC patio doors are ideal and offer 2, 3 or 4-pane options to give you complete choice. As well as a range of styles available in terms of appearance, UPVC patio doors also offer high-tech security elements to keep your home safe which makes them a great option for family homes.

Aluminium Bi-Folding Doors

Aluminium bi-folding doors are a stylish addition to any home. By extending your patio door along the length of your wall you will be able to really open up the space in a completely new and modern way. With a strong and lightweight composition, aluminium bi-fold doors are completely bespoke to your specifications meaning they fit your home perfectly, whatever type of home you have. They can also be made wider than traditional timber doors meaning that you will need fewer doors to complete your space leading to a more uniform and seamless outline opening out onto your patio or garden area.

Aluminium Patio Doors

Inline sliding doors such as aluminium patio doors are ideal for those hard-to-fit-spaces where space is key. Using state-of-the-art technology, these slim frames house large glass units for a contemporary look that doesn’t impose on your view. Aluminium patio doors can be created in a range of different styles to fit your ideas completely whilst a robust performance means they will keep performing for years to come. Aluminium doors are popular with those wanting to give a modern look to open plan kitchen areas or living rooms and give an impressive sense of light and space.

French Doors

Perfect for conservatories, porches, summer houses and more, french doors are a brilliant way to integrate your new doors with any existing glazing to form a classic look. Having two patio doors to open means you get as much glazing and light as possible from your available space which can really open up your room.


If you are looking for the perfect patio door for you, why not take a look at our full door collection here? With plenty to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Alternatively, contact us now to discuss our styles and any other questions you may have about patio doors.