Patio doors can greatly improve your home’s beauty and value. The right patio door can make your interior look bigger by visually bridging the space between your interior and exterior. Additionally, high-quality patio doors improve your home’s energy efficiency by increasing the amount of natural light coming in.
Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland discusses the pros and cons of two popular patio door styles to help you make an informed decision:
Hinged (French) Doors
One of the disadvantages of French doors is that they need extra floor space to be operable. This makes them a troublesome choice for small or cramped areas.
On the plus side, French doors are popular for their traditional elegance and beauty. They have a sturdier appearance than sliding doors due to their wooden construction. Also, since both of the French door panels are operable, you can control the amount of ventilation in your home. Turn to the experts at Renewal by Andersen for a flawless door installation that can help you make the most of your investment.
Depending on the type of sliding doors you choose, they may not open as widely as hinged doors. This can make tasks like moving furniture that require an extra-large opening difficult to accomplish. Sliding doors are usually contemporary in design, however, which makes them an ideal choice for modern homes. They may not look right in older homes that feature a more classic design.
Our sliding doors feature large glass spaces and narrow frames that provide an unencumbered view of the outdoors. Sliding doors do not need extra floor space to operate, as they glide smoothly on a set of tracks that provides easy access.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Portland for high-quality patio doors for your home. You can also count on us for superior replacement windows. Call us today at (503) 419-3960 to learn more about our products and services. You can also request a free consultation. We serve Portland, Wilsonville and the surrounding areas.