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What You Need to Know About Upgrading to a French Patio Door

Sometimes, homeowners assume that the term patio door only indicates a glass sliding door. It’s also a common misconception that a French patio door only means two side-by-side swinging panels when this is actually a garden door model in a French style. In fact, French patio doors can be made in single and sliding models as well.

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Any professional windows company understands that a patio door refers to all styles that open to yard space. This includes French, garden, atrium, gliding, sliding, folding and accordion. But in this post, we’ll talk about how you can replace your sliding patio doors for French doors.

What You Should Know About a French Door

A typical French door is made mostly of glass. It gets its name from how its grids hold multiple panes. You’ll recognize their features easily as they’re around 6 to 10 feet in height with a width of 3 to 8 feet. They have two side-by-side panels that swing with hinges on the side, with one panel having a lock and handle while the other having a latch at its base.

You might be looking into getting a French door because your current sliding patio door is starting to show its age. It could also be that you’re starting to have difficulty operating your patio door despite your best efforts to have it repaired and maintained. As a professional in replacement windows and doors, we’d usually advise on getting new patio doors to save yourself the trouble.

Why More Homeowners Prefer French Doors

These types of doors can add a sense of elegance and history to any home. It adds more visual character that makes a good home look great. It also provides a big view of your landscape, so you’ll get to see the outdoors at any time of the day. And, with the services we offer at Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis, you can also upgrade the style and color for an authentic French door look!

When it comes to installing windows and doors, we always do it right the first time. Call us today at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our convenient contact form. We serve Chesterfield and neighboring 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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