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How to Choose the Right Sliding Door for Your Patio

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Patio doors provide homeowners with a number of perks, and sliding patio doors are particularly beneficial. Not only do they let in more natural light so you’re less reliant on artificial lighting, they also seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. The type of sliding door you choose has a big impact on the look and feel of the room in which it’s installed, as well as the functionality of your home. For these reasons, it’s essential to take your time and do your research to choose the one that will work best for your home.

Important Considerations When Choosing a Patio Door for Your Home

Depending on what you’re looking for in a door, certain door styles work better than others. When making your decision, consider the following options to help you find the perfect patio door for your home and lifestyle:

What you want:

A patio door that provides expansive views of the outdoors to complement your home’s contemporary style.

What to consider:

A contemporary sliding glass door.

Sliding patio doors offer straight, clean lines and more glass area for increased visibility. From their High-Performance™ glass to their smooth-glide movement, these sophisticated sliding patio doors have been engineered for decades of dependable performance. Contemporary styling allows for optimal glass area, so you can enjoy more of your favorite view.

What you want:

Beauty and elegance.

What to consider:

A Frenchwood sliding patio door.

If you love the classic feel and upscale look of a French door but also want the space-saving features of a sliding door, you can’t go wrong with a Frenchwood sliding glass door. It combines the elegant styling of a French door with a compact sliding design – rather than the swinging design of a traditional French door – resulting in a patio door that’s the perfect architectural touch for your home.

What you want:

An extra-wide opening for a smooth transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces.

What to consider:

A custom patio door.

Not only can our patio doors be customized to match your Renewal by Andersen® windows, they can also be manufactured in custom widths for the extra-wide opening you desire. In addition, if you’ve always wanted a window wall but can’t afford the expense, a custom-designed sliding patio door is an excellent alternative that’s much more affordable.

Our Patio Doors Check All the Boxes

With our excellent selection of patio doors that combine beauty, style, versatility and the option to customize, you can’t go wrong choosing any of our patio doors to install in your home. For questions regarding design or installation, give Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA a call at (610) 355-4055 or complete our online form.



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Nazareth, PA

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