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Doors and Windows: Do They Have to Match?

If you are thinking of getting a new patio or entry door, one of the questions that you might have is whether to match it to your existing windows or not. According to experts, matching your doors to your windows is not at all necessary. However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind when selecting doors and windows for your home.

Doors and Windows: Do They Have to Match?

Doors and Windows: What’s the Rule?

Your choice of patio or entry door should not necessarily depend on the windows you have. That said, feel free to mix and match different styles of windows and doors. But make sure that they are suitable to the overall style or design of your home. For many design experts, this is the ultimate rule that you need to remember when choosing doors and windows for your home.

So, whether you opt to match your windows and doors or not, it’s entirely up to you. However, your door and window installer will likely suggest something that aesthetically fits your interior and exterior.

Tips on Choosing Windows and Doors

Here are a few tips to help ensure that your windows and doors match the style of your home:

For traditional style homes like Colonial, Georgian and Cape Cod, your best options for windows and doors include French patio doors, double-hung windows and bay and bow windows.

For Victorian style homes, you might be interested in using double-hung, transom or custom-shaped windows. Consider designing your entryways with decorative glass panels and stained glass, too.

For contemporary homes, you might want to focus on clean lines and asymmetrical designs for a modern and sleek look. Unembellished windows and sliding patio doors would easily fit this kind of design.

Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri is a locally based company that provides high-quality energy-efficient and doors. And, with our attention to detail, you can rest assured that the installation will be done properly. Call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.


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Kevin Sweetin
Feb 28, 2024

"I just bought my first house. My patio sliding door was rotten. So, I needed it to replace it. Renewal by Anderson of Southern Missouri listened to what I wanted and delivered it. They did a fantastic job of installing and cleaning up afterwards. They did it even in freezing rain that day I was scheduled to have it replaced. They even had a follow-up to check things out and do the touch ups. I'm amazed at there work. Great job Renewal by Anderson."

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Feb 9, 2024

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Nancy Durman
Feb 7, 2024

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