Replacing your patio doors is a big investment that requires careful planning–just like getting replacement windows. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland highlights common mistakes to avoid when tackling this project.
Sacrificing Quality for Price
While sticking to your budget is important, you should never compromise on quality. Products with a low price tag may seem tempting, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Choosing a product that is made out of cheap material will look cheap, and you’re likely to run into performance issues and premature failure as well. Look for high-quality patio doors that will help boost your home’s energy efficiency, provide you security and make your home more inviting to your guests.
The good news is that you can find high-quality doors without spending a fortune. Once you’ve set your budget, talk to a reputable contractor to see what products fall within that range. Door and window replacement companies offer financing options to help you get your project going without sacrificing quality.
Doing It Yourself
You may think you can save money by going the DIY route with the installation, but this is a big gamble. Installing a patio door properly requires skills and experience, not to mention proper tools. Even a small mistake made during the installation can compromise the energy efficiency and security of the door.
Not Choosing an Established Brand
For best results, choose patio doors from a well-known brand. This helps ensure that you’ll end up with high-quality products and expert workmanship.
When the time comes to replace your aging windows or doors, turn to the leading local source of replacement windows and doors—Renewal by Andersen of Portland. Call us today at or fill out our contact form for a free in-home consultation. We serve residents living in Lake Oswego, Salem, Portland and surrounding communities in Oregon.