In general, patio doors consist of single thermopane glass panels. They’re available with two, three or even four panels. The frame material ranges from PVC and aluminum to PVC-aluminum hybrids and wood-aluminum hybrids, depending on your budget and needs. The hardware, which can feature a modern or rustic style, not only ensures that the door opens and closes easily but also provides maximum security when the door is locked.
In recent years, 12-foot patio doors consisting of two or four panels have also gained in popularity.
The height of a standard patio door is seven feet. However, the trend toward oversized openings has become so widespread that manufacturers are now offering patio doors in standard heights of eight feet.