Replacement Scenic Doors: Refresh Your Panoramic View

By: Architectural Visions

Replacing your scenic doors is one of the best ways to enhance your home’s exterior views and bring the outdoors into your home. Scenic doors offer a beautiful mix of indoor and outdoor living and can maximize your home’s panoramic views. If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s standard exterior doors or refresh your home’s exterior panoramic views, read on to learn how replacing the scenic doors can accomplish this.

Key takeaways for replacement scenic doors:

  • Various scenic doors can best suit your space and lifestyle, such as multi-slide, bi-fold, and lift-and-slide doors.
  • Scenic doors connect the inside and outside and provide panoramic views, aesthetic value, durability and more.
  • You can consider many design options when selecting your scenic doors, such as the type of material, screen, finish, glass and more.

About scenic doors

Various types of scenic doors can best suit your space and lifestyle. These include multi-slide doors, bi-fold doors and lift-and-slide doors. These expansive doors have both a beautiful design aesthetic and are also energy-efficient and durable.

Below are some of the top reasons to upgrade your standard exterior door with a scenic door:

  • To connect your inside space with the natural environment.
  • To enjoy elegant and effortless panoramic views.
  • To have the ability to choose from multiple scenic door styles.
  • To enjoy an easy-to-operate door.
  • To benefit from an energy-efficient door option.
  • To select a door that complements your household flooring, by selecting sill or track movement.

Types of scenic doors

Scenic doors connect the inside and outside. They provide panoramic views and considerable aesthetic value while being highly durable, easy to operate and energy-efficient. In addition, scenic doors come in various styles, making it easy to choose the option that blends in with your home’s architectural style and design preferences.

Below are the most common types of scenic doors.

Bi-fold doors

marvin windows and doors bi-fold door

Marvin Bi-Fold Doors

Bi-fold doors offer a clean design aesthetic and large door sizes that feature more glass. They provide the ultimate panoramic views, measuring up to 55 feet wide, which do an excellent job at bringing the outdoors in. This is especially beneficial if you install them to highlight the views of expansive outdoor spaces, such as the backyard. Bifold doors are made of a series of panels that fold into themselves.

Bi-fold doors can be folded almost entirely, opening up an entire wall to your outdoor space, such as the patio and garden. This results in seamless indoor-outdoor living.

Bi-fold doors have panels that are connected by hinges and run along a track. They are installed flush to the ground and you don’t typically have to step over a door frame to enter and exit the house.

Multi-slide doors

Multi-slide doors highlight a home’s exterior views and vast landscapes. This door style is a common choice for back patios leading to outdoor dining areas and backyards. They offer easy access to create an indoor-outdoor living experience. Multi-slide doors come with multiple bi-parting or unidirectional layouts. You can also choose between a stacked or pocket operation, which means the door panels can either stack to the side or slide into wall pockets for an easy outdoor transition.

There are many ways to configure your multi-slide door for your home, in addition to selecting the exterior and interior finishes, hardware, glass, screens, and casings. Home automation features are also an option to keep your home safe and give you peace of mind.

Lift-and-slide doors

Lift-and-slide doors are an excellent option when you have an expansive view you want to soak in from the indoors. This style of door is available in large sizes — up to 50 feet wide — to allow a considerable amount of sunlight to enter your home. They are also incredibly versatile and have numerous panel configurations. You can choose between a functional pocket door or stacked design.

Scenic doors design considerations

There are many design options you can consider when selecting your scenic doors. They come in a variety of materials, such as wood, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, or wood and fiberglass. When you’re selecting a screen, you can choose from a variety of finishes, such as different shades of aluminum, fiberglass, bronze and more. You can also select the type of glass, such as dual pane, triple pane or low-E coating.

AVI Windows & Doors

Turn to a professional to help you install and replace a scenic door by contacting the experts at AVI. AVI is your one-stop shop for all types of door and window replacement projects, with in-person and online service options. Please don’t hesitate to contact us online or come by one of our Southeast locations and let us help you!