Like windows, patio doors provide more than just aesthetic appeal to your home. They also play a critical role in maintaining consistent indoor comfort and ensuring energy efficiency. To make the most of their performance, you need to prioritize regular maintenance. However, if they’re beyond repair due to aging, you need to invest in a replacement as soon as possible.
Trusted window replacement contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Oregon and SW Washington recommends these patio door options: French doors and sliding doors.
Sometimes referred to as swinging patio doors, they have hinges that allow both doors to open inward or outward from the center. This configuration creates a wide opening that can effectively accommodate heavy foot traffic and establish a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors.
French patio doors are popular for their simple yet elegant design, instantly serving as the focal point of a room. Like a casement or double-hung window replacement, they are an excellent complement to a traditional home design.
Sliding patio doors open and close by gliding along horizontal tracks. In terms of style, they look sleeker and more contemporary than their hinged counterparts.
One benefit of installing sliding patio doors is they don’t take much space. Since they move sideways when you open and close them, you don’t have to worry about furniture placement or room layout. Another advantage is their large, undivided glass, which provides an unhindered view of the outdoors.
Which One Is Best?
Choosing the best patio doors comes down to your budget, space requirements, design preferences and overall lifestyle. To help you make the right choice, turn to the window replacement experts at Renewal by Andersen of Oregon and SW Washington. We offer high-quality French and sliding patio doors that are crafted using the latest design and manufacturing techniques.
Learn more about their features by calling (503) 912-2668. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve the communities of Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR.