Picking the best patio door for your home requires some thought. Your new unit affects your home’s beauty, energy efficiency, and security, which is why it’s important to take your time to decide on its details. To customize your replacement patio door to perfection, use these practical tips:
1. Consider a Four-Panel French Door Configuration
The four-panel French slider features a traditional look and modern operation. The two inner units glide horizontally to save space, while the outer panels are affixed just to capture the view and catch the sun. The operating ones meet in the middle, mimicking the appearance of a hinged French door. When open, this slider offers large access and substantial ventilation. When closed, its locking system creates a weathertight seal to prevent air infiltration.
2. Choose Interior and Exterior Hardware Designs Differently
The patio door hardware ties the elements of your home design together. If you have different themes inside and out, your hardware pieces can’t be the same either. At Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix, we provide you a dual hardware option to match your patio door’s look with both sides of your home. With an array of handle styles and finishes at your disposal, you can experiment with different combinations.
3. Invest in High-Performance Glass
When it comes to the glazing of your doors, choose spectrally selective low-emissivity (Low-E) coating. Despite being invisible to the eye, it blocks more of the sun’s ultraviolet and infrared rays than ordinary Low-E glass does. This type of glazing admits a lot of sunshine too, allowing daylighting and keeping the view vibrant.
4. Don’t Skimp on Security
Take advantage of optional locks to have another measure of security. After all, you can never be too safe. If you’re considering our sliding units, add our auxiliary foot lock to the design. It serves as a second point of contact when the door is in the locked position. Furthermore, it holds the operating panel slightly open to keep it steady while ventilating your room.
Learn more about Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix’s traditional French and sliding contemporary doors. Call us at (602) 562-1176 today for your no-obligation consultation. We’ll be happy to set up our initial visit to your home in Scottsdale or Phoenix at your most convenient date and time.