Choosing Patio Doors

Whether you’re replacing a patio door or adding one to your home, choosing the right design is an important decision. US Window & Door presents a wealth of options that balance functionality and aesthetics.

Impact glass prevents broken windows from becoming additional hazard during extreme weather events. It’s also highly energy efficient and doesn’t transfer heat into the home.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors, also known as gliding patio doors, create a beautiful view of the outside and let in plenty of natural light. They are ideal for homes with a patio, pool or garden. They also work well in interiors such as closets and utility rooms, providing a seamless transition between environments.

Gliding doors come in a variety of materials and finishes to suit your design style. Fiberglass sliding doors offer a sleek look that works well in modern designs, while wooden doors add a more rustic or traditional feel to your home. You can even opt for impact doors for added security.

Therma-Tru, Plastpro, Masonite and other leading manufacturers make impact doors that mimic the distinctive look, texture and grain of real wood, but won’t ding or dent like aging wood. Some also include reach-out locks for increased security. They are available in standard and custom sizes to accommodate your needs. Adding a lock pin is another easy way to increase the security of your sliding door.

French Doors

If you want to turn your patio doors into eye-catching window treatments, shutters are the way to go. They’re not only more visually appealing than standard blinds or curtains, they can also offer privacy, light control, and functionality that other products cannot.

French doors, which open on both sides and allow natural light to enter your home, are a beautiful choice for any entranceway that opens onto your patio or deck. FWDS can install custom French doors made from fiberglass or wrought iron to suit your style, home, and budget.

Unlike traditional sliding glass doors, impact-resistant French patio doors resist damage from wind, debris, and harmful UV rays. Our expert installation team will handle the details, so you can enjoy your new entryways without a worry. Our selection includes exterior French doors from top brands like Therma-Tru, PGT, and Masonite. They feature impact-resistant frames that appear just like real wood, but they won’t ding, scratch, dent or crack over time.

Bifold Doors

There are many factors to consider when choosing your exterior bifold doors, including the material and glazing. Double or triple-glazing can improve energy efficiency. The type of frame and locking mechanism will also impact how secure your home is. A well-designed locking system will be a deterrent for most criminals.

Exterior bifold doors are a popular choice for homeowners who want to connect their indoor and outdoor spaces, giving them unobstructed views. They can be used as a room divider or for an open plan kitchen and dining area.

The beauty of bifold doors is that they are super easy to operate. However, it is essential that you don’t use too much force because doing so can cause them to become misaligned or pull out of their tracking system. If you do this, you may need to call in a professional. It is also important that you regularly clean your bifold doors to avoid any damage or stains.


You’ll see these in homes and condos that open up to patios, balconies or porches. They are usually large panes of glass that let in ample natural light. They are also a popular choice for hurricane prone areas like Florida because they protect the glass from flying debris. Window films and awnings provide some protection but shutters offer more.

Shutters are the best option for patio doors because they give you a lot more control over lighting than blinds or shades. They can be opened and closed with ease, and they tuck away out of the way when not in use. You can choose from a variety of colors and styles including Polywood faux wood shutters or Ovation natural wood shutters.

Accordion shutters are another option that is similar to shutters but a little more compact. They are easy to install and are available in a wide range of colors to match your existing home decor. You can even find motorized or non-motorized options.