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4 MAJOR EXTERIOR DOOR ADVANCEMENTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

At a glance, the look of exterior door systems hasn’t changed that much. But upon closer inspection, you might find they actually sport modern, innovative features to improve their performance on every level.

4 Major Exterior Door Advancements You Should Know About

For starters, these four advancements are the main reasons why contemporary doors are more energy-efficient and secure today:

1.Insulated Core

Contrary to the cheaper hollow-core units, ENERGY STAR®-certified door systems are solid on the inside. The wood core elevates their strength and enhances their insulating properties. A good case in point is the treated pine in the jamb of Renewal by Andersen® patio door units. As a result, they are tough and provide excellent heat resistance and soundproofing. You can’t say the same about all units.

2. Technologically Advanced Glass

Like replacement windows, contemporary patio doors use a cutting-edge glazing system to reflect excessive solar heat, provide great thermal insulation and block damaging, ultraviolet (UV) light. The best-performing ones have (at least) two panes, spectrally selective, Low-E coatings, a warm-edge spacer and an argon gas fill. The masterful combination of these key components is the secret to their exceptional energy ratings.

3. Multiple-Point Lock

Old-fashioned door systems only have one deadbolt that fastens one panel into the other. Now, many patio doors have a minimum of three locking points to render the interior impregnable. Our hinged French doors even have a five-point lock to provide greater security and reliability. On the other hand, our sliding units are equipped with a reach-out locking mechanism with an optional foot lock.

4. Continuous Weatherstripping

Experienced doors and windows company would say that swinging units are notorious for leaking inside air out and admitting unwanted drafts. Contemporary products don’t share the same deficiency. Weatherstripping is applied continuously around the opening to seal tiny gaps and prevent energy waste.

Learn more about the anatomy of Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis patio door systems. Call us at (314) 310-3636 to schedule your consultation to determine the most suitable unit for your home, or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate. We serve Chesterfield, MO, and neighboring communities.

Reviews

"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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