October 06, 2020
4 Questions to Ask When Replacing Patio Doors
Replacement patio doors boost curb appeal, provide energy efficiency, and improve the natural lighting in your home. With Renewal by Andersen, you have options — choose from a variety of gliding patio doors, French doors and protective storm doors. Find the perfect replacement doors for your home by asking the right questions.
1. Which style is right for my house?
We offer two distinct styles — hinged French patio doors and contemporary sliding patio doors — to match any type of home. If your design is more traditional, hinged French doors provide elegance to your space, whereas gliding French doors combine the space-saving features of sliding doors with a more traditional design. If you have a modern space, our contemporary gliding doors are a great option. They’re sleek, low-profile and will showcase your outdoor view.
2. Which material should I choose?
Your patio doors should not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also provide long-lasting durability. Andersen replacement patio doors are made with our exclusive Fibrex® composite material and a variety of interior wood panel types, including oak, maple and pine. Our experienced design consultants are happy to help you choose the right products for your home, your location’s climate, and your lifestyle.
3. Should the door swing inward or outward?
Typically, people expect an exterior door to swing inwards, which also provides better security. However, if your home has experienced storm damage in the past, an outward swinging door is a good protective option to help prevent it from swinging out in high winds.
4. What features are most important?
With all of the options available, it can be overwhelming to pick out replacement patio doors. We recommend focusing on four main aspects: energy efficiency, durability, security and style. Consider the look you’re going for, make sure the materials used will last for many years as well as prevent heating and cooling loss, and most importantly, protect you, your family and your home.