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Alternatives to the Traditional French Patio Door

Sliding patio doorsPatio doors can contribute much to the beauty and energy efficiency of your home. Although the classic style of hinged French patio doors allows for excellent ventilation and ease of access, they don’t work for every home due to the amount of room required to fully open them. In cases where space is an issue, sliding French patio doors or contemporary sliding doors from Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA provide an affordable, stylish alternative to this problem.

The Many Benefits of Sliding Patio Doors

Unlike most other doors which swing inward or outward as one unit, sliding patio doors are composed of two separate rectangular glass panels. One of these panels is stationary, while the other is mounted on rollers and slides along a track parallel to the first panel. In addition to allowing for a clearer, less obstructed view of the scenery outside your window, sliding glass patio doors also have several other advantages.

  • They save space. In smaller homes where space is at a premium, sliding patio doors are the perfect solution due to the fact that they slide along a fixed track rather than opening on hinges. As a result, they need virtually no space to open, making them ideal near entrances where furniture or other obstacles would hamper the operation of a hinged door.
  • They’re easy to operate. Another benefit of sliding doors is how easy they are to open and close. This is because the track supports the weight of the operable glass panel, allowing it to glide smoothly on Andersen’s track rollers with minimal pressure.
  • They provide security. With a reach-out locking system and a design that prevents either door panel from being lifted off its track, Andersen sliding doors protect your home and family.
  • They’re energy efficient. All of Andersen’s sliding glass doors come equipped with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. Together with a low-emissivity coating, our glass helps to minimize heat transfer, letting in plenty of natural light while keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.

In addition to these outstanding features, Renewal by Andersen windows come with  Andersen’s fully transferable Limited Warranty, one of the best in the business. It not only provides 20 years of coverage on our glass and Fibrex® material, it also warranties the locks, hinges and other components of replacement windows and doors for 10 years, and the professional installation for two. To learn more about our warranty and the other first-rate features of our many products, give Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA a call today at (610) 355-4055.


"High quality windows and professional installation."

Edward C.
January 18, 2019

"We were pleased with the process from the sales representative through installation. Our windows are beautiful, and we are very pleased we made the decision to replace our windows with Renewal by Andersen."

Scott & Jackie | Austin, VA
November 16

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