What type of patio door is most secure?

There’s nothing better than opening up your patio doors to let the summer sun flood inside. But if they’re not secure, how can you sit back and relax with the worry of being broken into? Can you honestly say your patio doors are completely secure against opportunist burglars?… If the answer is no, by the end of this blog you should have a better understanding of which type of patio door is the most secure option for your home.

White upvc sliding patio doors

Which is the best patio door for security?

Modern French doors, sliding doors, and bi-folds all offer a wealth of benefits when it comes to enhancing your home security. Generally, sliding patio doors and French doors deliver the best security features, incorporating desirable PAS24 approved anti-pick, bump, and drill cylinders as standard. However, that’s not to say our aluminium bifold doors are insecure, in fact, far from it! The unique combination of ultra-strong aluminium and reinforced toughened glass allows them to withstand astounding amounts of force, keeping opportunist burglars firmly at bay.

Compare our patio door security options

Security features Bi-fold doors Sliding patio doors French doors
Locking mechanisms Multi-point locking Multi-point locking & anti-pick, bump, and drill cylinders Multi-point locking & anti-pick, bump, and drill cylinders
Security accreditations / PAS24 + optional security extras PAS24 + optional security extras
Durability 30 years 20 (uPVC) / 30 years (aluminium) 20 (uPVC) / 30 years (aluminium)
Glazing options Double glazed toughened glass which is 5x stronger than normal glass Double glazed toughened glass which is 5x stronger than normal glass Double glazed toughened glass which is 5x stronger than normal glass
Guarantee Yes Yes Yes

Are sliding glass doors or French doors more secure?

Typically featuring one door that’s fixed into place, usually with a robust shoot bolt, French doors offer slightly more security than sliding doors. Of course, old sliding door systems don’t have the features that newer models have. Easily lifted out of their tracks, modern sliding door systems (like ours!) have eliminated this issue, making them an attractive patio door replacement option in a variety of settings. No matter the style, poorly installed patio doors are always going to be easy pickings for beady-eyed burglars on the prowl. So, it’s essential to thoroughly research the local double-glazing installers in your area before going ahead with any work.

Closed aluminium french door

Aluminium French doors

What are the best French doors for security?

uPVC and aluminium French doors are both incredibly durable, although for the best security, aluminium frames boast exceptional strength that uPVC simply can’t compete with. Thoroughly tested to illustrate their defence against forced entry, aluminium French doors combine robust profiles with the slimmest sightlines possible. That said, our uPVC French doors are strong and secure, with multi-point locks and durable frames – aluminium is just that bit stronger.

Secure uPVC and aluminium patio doors in Maidstone and Kent

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