You need a good patio door to access your deck or patio. There are dozens of styles, colors and materials you can choose from, and every one of them have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. For example, French doors are a great stylish option to accentuate a beautiful outdoor living area. On the other hand, sliding doors are useful for homes with limited floor area due to their space-savvy operation. So, you need to be careful during the selection process.
Consider Daylighting Options
Brighter rooms can appear bigger than they actually are. This means that if your patio leads to a small landing area indoors, you can create a bigger and more welcoming environment as long as you keep things well-lit and airy. Combine this with convenient sliding patio doors, and you have the perfect recipe for a well-designed living area. This works incredibly well for homes whose patio doors happen to already face the general direction of the sun during the day.
Energy-Efficient Patio Doors
Aside from design and daylighting factors, energy efficiency should also be a priority. Large glass areas in patio doors can increase your solar heat gain coefficient, that is, the amount of heat that enters your home from sunlight. Today, there are modern glass and glazing options that can reduce indoor heat gain without sacrificing how much light they let inside. Talk to your professional about which glass solution is best for your new replacement patio doors.
The best way to make replacing your patio doors go as smoothly as possible is to enlist the aid of skilled professionals. Do not attempt to DIY a patio door replacement as the risks simply do not justify the amount of money you could potentially save. Save yourself the trouble, and contact your local door and window company to get started on your project right away.
At Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis, we are your trusted local provider of quality patio doors, replacement windows and more. Give us a call at (314) 983-9977, or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and get a free estimate on patio doors today. We serve homeowners in St. Louis and other neighboring communities.