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Don’t Be Fooled: Top 3 Myths About Sliding Patio Doors

However, there are a lot of misconceptions about patio doors, which is why homeowners are reluctant to install them. Today, we debunk some of these myths

Sliding Doors Will Lower Your Curb Appeal

This may have been true in the past, but you can’t compare older sliding patio doors with newer models. A lot of improvements, materials-and-design-wise, have been made since then. 

Manufacturers have also been producing more contemporary models that can fit into any exterior. If you want a model that can be integrated into any interior design seamlessly, we recommend installing minimalist sliding patio doors with sleek narrow frames and a wide glass area. 

The problem is most manufacturers make their frames thicker to ensure they can support the glass panel. Otherwise, the frame can bend or collapse under the weight of the glass. That’s why we came up with our exclusive composite material: Fibrex®.  

Fibrex, a composite material made from wood and vinyl, combines the best qualities of the two: wood’s sturdiness and vinyl’s low-maintenance. The strength of Fibrex allows us to make the frames our energy-efficient windows and doors narrow and sleek. 

Sliding Doors With Big Panels Are Difficult to Open

Like we mentioned earlier, manufacturers have made several improvements to sliding patio doors, one of which was installing the door panels top-hung. As such, there’s no need to lift heavy doors panels to slide them open: the tracks lift the panels, making it easier to slide the door open. 

Sliding Doors Often Experience Leaks

Without routine maintenance, patio doors, or any part of your exterior for that matter, can suffer leaks. Aside from improper maintenance, installation errors are a common cause of leaky doors. That’s why you should only hire qualified contractors. 

Renewal By Andersen® of St. Louis, an independently owned retailer with an A%20 rating from the Better Business Bureau, offers a wide variety of premium windows and doors, including casement windows.  To schedule your free consultation, call us at (314) 983-9977, or fill out our contact form here. We serve homeowners in St Charles, MO, as well as other nearby 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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