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THE HISTORY OF SLIDING PATIO DOORS

Homeowners like patio doors because they save space, and they are easy to operate. But, from where exactly did they come? In this blog post, Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis discusses their rich history.

The History Of Sliding Patio Doors

Beginning

The sliding patio door was introduced during the pre-war period, the time between the start of the twentieth century until World War II. Some historians believe it was adapted from the traditional Japanese door called shoji, a sliding door with translucent paper held up by a lattice or wood frame

This door type was designed to work for more modernized homes with sturdier materials like glass rather than thin paper. It was a success among homeowners who wished for a more modernist look in their home and soon began installation in commercial and residential houses around Europe and North America.

Development

As manufacturers began innovating their sliding patio doors, they focused primarily on the experience that the homeowners and guests would feel as they enter a home. They wanted to create a seamless indoor-outdoor experience by developing trackless floor panes for a better entryway.

Patio doors soon became widespread in hotel rooms, condominiums and commercial infrastructure.

Incorporating Energy Efficiency

Patio doors benefit from energy-saving glass innovations like those offered by Renewal by Andersen. Apart from the gas fills inside the patio door glass, our sliding doors feature solid weatherstripping and an interlocking design to ensure that precious energy used to cool or heat your home is never lost. This in turn results in lower energy bills for your household.

Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis has quality sliding patio doors and French doors that will last for a long time. We believe in honoring history as we continue to break new ground with our products and ensure safe and comfortable homes. You can call us at (314) 334-2364 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to request a free project estimate. We serve residents of St. Louis, MO, and other areas.

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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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