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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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Raymond Mills
Oct 13, 2022

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Nov 17, 2022

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Nov 17, 2022

"Everyone I worked with from setting up the initial appointment to the salesman to the installers to everyone who checked on us and kept us updated on the progress of the windows was courteous, professional, and responsive. There’s always someone who is willing to answer your question without jumping through hoops which is rare these days! The installers were on time, did a beautiful job, cleaned up the space better than I expected, and even helped me with some blinds I couldn’t remove and fixed my squeaky front door! I’ve already recommended Renewal by Anderson to friends!"

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Nov 19, 2022

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