The right patio doors can add significant value to your home. A high-quality patio door extends your interior outwards by connecting it with your outdoor living space. There are two main types of patio doors to choose from: French and sliding. Knowing which style would work best in your home can be a challenge, as you need to take into account several different factors when making your decision.
The French patio door design swings open and outwards, which means it requires ample floor space to operate. Sliding patio doors don’t require extra floor space to open, but they do require additional wall space since they slide horizontally. Here are the primary factors you need to consider when deciding between French and sliding doors.
Your replacement doors do more than just connect your interior and exterior spaces; they are aesthetic pieces in their own right. The French patio door, with its traditional design, tends to work best in classic-style homes, while the sleek aesthetic of sliding doors is generally better suited to modern-style homes.
Is Your New Door Energy Efficient?
Like windows, doors also play a role in your home’s energy performance. When you’re out shopping for a new patio door, pay attention to the glass package. At Renewal by Andersen, we use High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass for all our doors and windows. It not only blocks 95% of damaging UV light but it also makes your home more energy efficient in both winter and summer.
Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky provides beautiful, high-quality patio and entry doors. Give us a call at (502) 716-7264 for more information on our services.