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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.


"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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