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Choosing Between Sliding and French Patio Doors

Sliding and French patio doors help create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Regardless of your choice, either one can help improve your home’s appearance, energy efficiency and security. Then again, you have to ask yourself this: “Which patio doors are the best for my home?”

Choosing Between Sliding and French Patio Doors

Your Home’s Existing Space

One of the factors you need to look into when choosing between the two involves your home’s existing space. French doors open inward, which means you should have adequate indoor space that is free of obstructions to accommodate the doors’ operation. Sliding doors, meanwhile, are a great fit in homes with limited space because they open and close along a horizontal track.

Your Home’s Overall Aesthetic

While both patio doors can be installed in any type of home, it would be much better if you consider the architectural style as the basis for your choice. French patio doors are best paired with elements that dominate traditional, old-fashioned interiors.

Your Home’s Need for Daylighting and Outdoor Views

A great way to make your indoor space look more inviting is to harness the natural light passing through your windows and doors. Sliding doors help boost the visual profile of homes with limited spaces while French doors create a “wall of glass” effect that captures the immense outdoor views. You can find that both patio doors utilize glass that allows the entry of sunlight while blocking unwanted ultraviolet (UV) and gamma rays.

Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri doesn’t just offer home window replacement. The patio doors that we install are designed to improve the beauty of your rooms while increasing your energy efficiency and comfort. Our design consultants are ready to help you make the right choice based on your requirements, so give us a call today at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

Reviews

"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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