Patio doors often don’t get the attention they deserve. As exterior units, they help tick the right boxes to make your space as livable as possible. If you choose the wrong products, your home would underperform in certain areas.
To choose great patio doors over not-so-great ones, make sure your replacement units do the following.
Help Burglarproof Your Home
All exterior doors come with at least a simple lock, but many of them aren’t that reliable when it comes to intruder deterrence. Experienced burglars can pick the single deadbolts in hinged units and simple latches in sliding ones nine times out of ten. To increase your defense against break-ins, invest in an advanced locking system and take advantage of every measure of security available at your disposal.
At Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis, our swinging French doors are equipped with a 5-point locking mechanism that secures both panels when activated. On the other hand, our sliding units have a unique Andersen reach-out lock that pulls the operating panel to the jamb tightly. It also comes with an optional auxiliary foot lock, which fastens the active door to the threshold. An exterior keyed lock is available in all of our patio units.
Provide a Wide Entry
Gone are the days that glazed doors only provide a means of access in and out of your home. They’re now used to visually connect your interior to your outdoor spaces and the surrounding landscapes. With multiple opening options to choose from, we offer you plenty of ways to maximize your wall aperture.
Make Maintenance a Picnic
In the 21st century, patio door maintenance should no longer that big of a concern. The best units have a sturdy core covered with a waterproof and fade-resistant skin. We protect our doors by either a urethane base finish or a rigid vinyl sheath to make cleaning a breeze and eliminate periodic painting.
Contribute to Curb Appeal
No matter where you install your hinged or sliding patio doors, make sure they enhance the overall look of your home inside and out. Apart from choosing the right color, put a premium on the hardware style because God is in the detail.
At Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis, we offer a broad range of customization options to let you design your patio doors your way. We use our high-performance glass on them too to prevent unwanted heat gain and help keep your desired indoor climate.
To get your patio door replacement in St. Louis, MO, started, call us now at (314) 332-2364 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation.