A new patio door is a great addition to any home. Aside from an increased curb appeal, it can also improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Quality patio doors installed by an experienced contractor can create a seamless transition between your interior and exterior spaces.
Here are some frequently asked questions about patio doors, answered by a trusted door and window replacement expert.
What Makes a Hinged Patio Door Different From a Sliding One?
Hinged patio doors create a wide opening when both panels are completely opened. They are convenient for moving large pieces of furniture and provide a convenient entrance and exit from your home. These doors don’t slide on a track, making their threshold less obtrusive.
Sliding patio doors slide horizontally along a track instead of hinged doors that swing open. This door style is ideal for rooms that don’t have as much floor space. Sliding patio doors can give your home a sleek, contemporary look.
Can You Replace an Existing Sliding Door with a Hinged French Door?
Yes, it’s possible to replace your old sliding door with a hinged French one. Just make sure to hire a skilled door and window replacement company like Renewal by Andersen® of Portland to ensure proper installation.
Is a Sliding Door Different from a Gliding Door?
No, sliding and gliding patio doors are the same thing.
Can I Customize a Patio Door to Match My Windows?
At Renewal by Andersen, our windows and doors come with various customization options. We offer a wide range of interior and exterior colors, hardware and grilles.
Thinking of getting a patio door or window replacement? Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Portland. We install some of the most energy-efficient doors and windows in the industry, all backed with comprehensive warranties. Give us a call at or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We work with homeowners in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA.