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DOES DESIGN MATTER WHEN PICKING A PATIO DOOR FOR YOUR HOME?

Patio doors are the gateway to your extended living space; they connect your living room to your exterior living space, increasing your floor space and generally making your home more attractive. But does the design of the door matter or should you just pick any patio door? Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis discusses the importance of your design choice.

Does Design Matter When Picking A Patio Door For Your Home

Patio Door Design

While there are plenty of patio door designs to choose from, there are two that st and out – French and sliding doors. Both doors offer specific benefits to your home and excel in specific areas but they can be summarized into either functional or aesthetic patio doors. French patio doors are more aesthetic while sliding doors are more functional.

French Patio Doors

French doors are the “st andard” design choice for many homeowners, particularly those who live in traditionally designed homes like Colonial or craftsman houses. Their design exudes this classic appeal that blends well with almost any indoor or exterior living space design and pretty much becomes the center of attention for your living space.

These doors swing open, so we recommend this design if your living space is large enough and can spare the actual space. If you want a door that matches and even improves the aesthetics of your living room and extended space, then this is the one for you.

Sliding Doors

Sliding patio doors are a popular choice for both traditional and modern homes, but you’re more likely to find them in contemporary homes. The reason is that they’re more space efficient than French doors. They slide open instead of swinging open, and that means the doors themselves don’t take any extra space. They let more daylight into your home and consequently, more exterior views. If you’re looking for a door that maximizes space, then we recommend this one.

Thinking of installing a new patio door but don’t know which one to get? Let our team help you with your choice! Give us a call at (314) 310-3636. We install patio throughout St. Louis, MO.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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