You have many options when replacing your old patio doors. From the material to the style of your door, your choices will surely make an impact on your home’s appearance. One of the design choices that you might have to consider is whether to match your new patio or entry door to your existing windows. Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, a trusted window replacement company, shares a few tips to help you with this decision.
Matching Doors and Windows
When it comes to matching doors and windows, there are no hard and fast rules. You don’t have to choose a door style that matches your existing windows, so feel free to choose any design that you feel will improve your home’s interior and curb appeal. Just make sure that your new door will fit in the overall style or design of your home. This is probably the biggest rule that you have to remember when shopping for a new patio or entry door.
Selecting Window and Door Styles
Whether you are planning to install a new door or replacement windows, here are a few things that you should keep in mind:
- Traditional style homes like Cape Cod, Colonial and Georgian usually go well with French patio doors and windows such as double-hung windows and bay and bow windows.
- Victorian style homes are typically installed with double-hung windows, transom windows and custom-shaped windows. For entryways, using stained glass and decorative glass panels are common.
- Contemporary homes feature clean lines and asymmetrical designs, which help create a modern and sleek appeal. Sliding patio doors and minimalist windows are often recommended for this type of home.
If you’re looking for reliable window replacement services, Renewal by Andersen of Portland offers top-notch workmanship. We also provide a range of window and door styles to suit different homes. Call us at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Portland and Salem, OR.