Patio doors are more than just a means of access between your patio and your indoor space. In addition to benefits like increased natural lighting, a nice view and improved aesthetics, patio doors can bridge your indoor and outdoor spaces to make your home feel expansive. Here are some of the qualities your new patio doors should have to achieve that effect:
Large Glass Panels
Patio doors should bridge your indoor and outdoor spaces. The idea is to make both spaces part of a larger whole, instead of two separate areas. This means the patio doors should have bigger glass areas for less visual obstruction. While having no patio doors at all will achieve this effect, it can also compromise your home’s energy efficiency and safety, given the size of the opening.
With the increased glass areas, there’s the concern that the door may be too heavy to operate, or it will let too much sunlight and fade your rugs, curtains or upholstered furniture. Renewal by Andersen® patio doors have the solution to both problems. Our hinged French door options feature sturdy hinges and a five-point locking system that helps distribute the weight, while our sliding patio doors feature exclusive Andersen®-designed track rollers that, in addition to providing a smooth gliding operation, also carry the weight of the door sashes. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options can also block up to ninety-five percent of harmful UV rays, which lets you enjoy natural light as if you had clear glass, but without faded fabrics and furniture.
Patio door frames that match your decor and trim on both sides help the doors blend in better, making them look like they’re part of the furniture. This is why our patio doors can be built with different interior and exterior color finishes. Additionally, our Frenchwood® option is also available with pine, oak or maple interior finish that you can stain to match your existing furniture or trim. Our neutral exterior finishes match popular trim colors, helping the patio doors blend in with your exterior color palette.
With these qualities, your patio doors can help extend your living spaces. If you would like to know more about our traditional French doors and sliding contemporary doors, call Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix today at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home, no-obligation estimate. We serve many areas in Arizona, including Phoenix and Scottsdale.