Patio Door FAQs: Essentials You Need to Know
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Patio Door FAQs: Essentials You Need to Know

A patio door replacement project looks simple enough, but like most home improvement projects, it will take some careful decision-making. Important factors, such as door style and energy efficiency, should be taken into account, as well.


1. Should you choose hinged patio doors? Patio doors are usually available in two types: hinged and sliding. While both are solid options, you have to choose the door that better suits your specific needs. If you own a traditional home, for instance, you should consider hinged French doors because their classic look adds to the design elements of your home style. Their wide opening also allows for smoother movement between your interiors and outdoor living space, making entertaining a big group of guests a breeze.

2. What makes sliding glass patio doors a great option? When space is at a premium in your home, then you should go for a sliding glass door. When opened, it fits neatly to the side so you won’t have to make adjustments to your furniture placement and room layout. And, when closed, its slim frames and large glass can let in plenty of natural light, giving your room a neater, more spacious look. What’s more, it is effortless to operate, making it handy for those with limited mobility. Aesthetics-wise, a sliding glass patio door works best in a Modern-Contemporary home.

3. Are patio doors secure? Your new patio door can be just as secure as any exterior door when it comes with a good locking system. At Renewal by Andersen® of San Diego, for instance, our range of hinged French and sliding patio doors come with a durable, multi-point locking system to ensure increased security in your home.

4. How do you get the most out of your patio doors? Make sure they come with a solid warranty coverage. Plus, take the opportunity to do a bit of door customization. The hinged French doors and sliding patio doors offered by Renewal by Andersen can be customized with your choice of interior-exterior colors, hardware options and finishes, and grille patterns. This way, you can match your new door perfectly with your home’s exterior palette and architectural style.

When it comes to high-quality patio door replacement, look no further than Renewal by Andersen of San Diego. We proudly serve the areas in Lemon Grove, Rancho Bernardo and San Diego, CA. Call us today at (858) 877-5172, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.