Drafts, leaks and visible physical damage on your patio door are all telltale signs that you’re due for a patio door replacement – and soon. On average, patio doors can last up to 30 years before needing to be replaced. This lifespan can be longer or shorter depending on the quality of the product. Because of this, homeowners don’t really experience replacements frequently, which means that not many people understand how the process usually works.
This lack of understanding can lead to mistakes that, at best, might mean you’ll need to get another replacement, and, at worst, might impact the energy efficiency of your home.
Types of Patio Doors
Patio doors come in many different styles, but their operation is often categorized into two: hinged or sliding. For example, you can have sliding French doors or hinged French doors depending on your preference and the limitations of your space. Hinged doors have great appeal and are a classic option, but sliding doors provide better functionality for homes with limited floor space. Modern styles also tend to favor sliding doors and their expansive glass areas to maximize daylighting.
Materials and Hardware
You may also encounter a number of material options with your patio door. Be it wood, vinyl, fiberglass or metal, each of these materials will have their own sets of pros and cons. At Renewal by Andersen®, our professionals use Fibrex® to fabricate superior patio doors. This composite material combines the aesthetic appeal of wood and the strength and durability of vinyl.
You can get the most out of your replacement French or sliding patio doors by hiring professionals to handle their installation. This way, you’re also protected from any potential problems with a comprehensive warranty that covers both labor as well as materials for your patio doors.
At Renewal by Andersen Midwest, we are your leading provider of replacement patio doors and windows. Give us a call at (866) 997-8537, or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and request a free estimate today.