9 Things You’ll Want to Know Before Ordering New Patio Doors

Considering upgrading your patio doors? Whatever the reason for the upgrade—whether you’re looking to give your home a little glow-up, reduce energy bills, or increase security, choosing the right patio doors for you and your needs is really important. 

So, before you make your decision, here are 9 important factors to consider.

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What Material Options Are Available for New Patio Doors?

Patio doors come in various materials, each with their own sets of benefits and considerations. Whilst timber and steel (if you’re going for traditional crittal) are available, we at The Milford Window Company favour uPVC and aluminium—in fact, we only work with these materials—for their performance, durability and stability.


Design and Style

With a range of designs and styles to suit different architectural preferences and personal tastes, you’ll have a fair amount to consider. Traditional sliding doors are popular for their space-saving design, while French doors add a touch of elegance and charm. Consider the layout of your space and the overall aesthetic of your home when selecting the design that best fits your needs.



There are a handful of ways you can customise your patio doors, allowing you to tailor the size (this one should be a basic requirement), colour, finish, and hardware to your specific requirements. The ability to customise not only ensures that your patio doors seamlessly integrate with your home’s design but also allows you to express your unique style preferences.

Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient patio doors can help reduce heating and cooling costs while also enhancing the comfort of your home. When you’re in conversation with a window and door company, ask them about features such as insulated frames, low-emissivity (Low-E) glass, and tight weather-stripping to maximise energy efficiency. Investing in energy-efficient patio doors can lead to long-term savings on utility bills and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.


Security Features

Patio doors are often targeted by intruders, making security features a top priority. Multi-point locking systems, reinforced frames, and impact-resistant glass are essential features to consider when choosing new patio doors. Additionally, you could consider installing security sensors or alarms for added peace of mind.


Installation Process

Understanding the installation process is crucial to ensure a seamless and hassle-free experience. Inquire about the company’s installation services, including the timeline, expertise of installers, and any additional costs involved. Professional installation is key to ensuring that your patio doors function properly and provide optimal performance.  You can read all about what you can expect from our installation process, here.


Warranty and Support

A comprehensive warranty provides protection and peace of mind in case of any issues with your patio doors. Inquire about the warranty coverage for both the doors and installation services – ours is 10 years and is insurance backed–including any limitations or exclusions. Additionally, consider the level of customer support offered by the company and whether they provide assistance with maintenance and repairs.


References and Reviews

Before making a decision, research the reputation of the window and door company. Ask for references from past customers and read online reviews to gauge the company’s reliability, professionalism, and customer satisfaction. A reputable company with positive reviews is more likely to provide quality products and services.  As a company who gets a lot of word of mouth recommendations, we’re proud to share our references and reviews.  You can read them on our testimonials page and on Google.


Price and Payment Terms

We always support you doing your due diligence and researching multiple window and door companies before you make your final decision.  We know what we have to offer is not only competitive, but great quality and comes with a top-notch service, so will never shy away from you obtaining other quotes.

When you’re working your way through this process, you’ll of course be comparing prices, but also consider the value offered in terms of product quality, warranty coverage, and customer service and support. It’s also best practice to clarify the payment terms and deposit requirements before finalising your order.

By considering these 9 factors before ordering new patio doors, you can make an informed decision and ensure that you choose patio doors that enhance the beauty, comfort, and security of your home. 

Investing in high-quality patio doors not only adds value to your property but also improves your overall quality of life. Take the time to research your options and consult with professionals to find the perfect patio doors for your home.

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