Patio doors, whether French doors or sliding doors, need to be sturdy, energy efficient, and attractive since they are considered exterior doors. And because patio doors are largely made up of glass, it is imperative to choose the type of glass that will meet your security, energy, and aesthetic needs.
When it comes to security and safety, tempered glass is highly recommended because it is much stronger than standard glass, and when it does break, it does not shatter into pieces with sharp edges, making it safer for the whole family. For energy-efficiency, double-insulated low-e or Argon-gas filled glazing can be used to help minimize energy loss. To satisfy your aesthetic needs, there are many decorative types of glass you can choose from, including frosted glass, grooved glass, beveled glass, and tinted glass.