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Should Your Patio Door Match Your Windows?

Whether you’re planning a whole-home renovation or replacing a worn-out patio door, there are a few things to consider before you select and purchase a door. In this article, a trusted windows installer answers one of the most pressing questions in the list: should the door match your windows? 

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Should Your Patio Door Match Your Windows?

Not necessarily. If you do want your exterior doors to match your existing windows, then go for it. However, rather than focusing on matching your doors and windows, what’s more important is making sure your replacement patio door complements the architectural style of your home.

Which Material Will Be Best for Your Patio Door?

Choosing the best material for your patio door will depend on the type of home you have and what the weather is like where you live. Generally, exterior doors are constructed of either wood, fiberglass or steel. A custom-designed door may have a combination of these three materials.

  • Wood: In terms of matching styles, wood is the most versatile material. It offers a warm and rustic appearance that many consider timeless. However, wood is high-maintenance and expensive, especially in climates where there are high levels of moisture that can cause the wood to warp or rot. A wood patio door is an excellent choice if you have a Craftsman-style house since the entry doors are usually made of solid wood with decorative glass.

  • Vinyl: If you prioritize practicality and low cost, the vinyl is your best option. However, the surface of a vinyl door will not make a visual impact as good as wooden doors. It also lacks the strength that’s needed to secure your home.

  • Fiberx®: A Renewal by Andersen® exclusive, Fiberx is a composite material that combines the insulating value of wood and low-maintenance features of vinyl. It is guaranteed to not crack, pit, rust or corrode and can be crafted into a beautiful frame. Since Fibrex can withstand the onslaught of various weather elements and can be customized according to your tastes, it can match just about any home style.

At Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri, we will make sure your window and door replacement project delivers the style and functionality you want for your home. To schedule a free in-home or virtual consultation, call our reliable team at (417) 685-4446, or fill out our convenient online form.

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"Renewal by Anderson is definitely the way to go for replacement windows. A representative will come out to your house to discuss window replacements, their Fibrex windows, and cost. You do not have to do all the windows at the same time. We chose only to do 10 windows at this time. The price quoted is good for a full year. A few days later another Representative will come out to expertly measure all windows you are choosing to replace. These measurements are sent to the Renewal by Anderson Factory, where your replacement windows are made. Soon after your order has been processed an installation crew shows up with your replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen is excellent in keeping the customer informed from the start of the process to the final installation. We had a crew of 5 that took 2 days for 10 windows. They were definitely top-notch and you could immediately tell they had been installing windows for quite some time. They were definitely prepared for any situation that came up during your window replacement. One window had evidence of past termite infestation. The wood had to be replaced before the installation of our new window. I generally keep an infrared space heater in that room because of all the 5 bay windows. After our new windows were installed, WOW no heat loss. The room no longer felt cooler than the rest of the house. The windows look fantastic. The outside screens are virtually invisible. We love our new windows. You won't be disappointed!!"

Loren Connelly
Nov 17, 2023

"Just had my windows installed. Love them! Wonderful and easy people to work with! Well worth the money! My installers were great! They cleaned up everything and were amazing!"

Sue Waterman
Nov 16, 2023

"Every employee I have met in this company has been very kind and nice to speak with (even when I'm out of town and have to tell them I'm waay out of their zone for promotions lol!) Customizing the front door was fun, and I'm very happy with the end result of a brand new door frame that is sealed well and closes so quietly and smoothly! The frosted glass window panels top to bottom really let in an awesome amount of natural light. The manufacturing process went well with lots of updates along the way, and the salesperson was able to answer every question I had about financing. Can't wait to start upgrading the windows next! As a first time homebuyer I feel very secure in knowing I can call the company and they will make sure their product stays up to their quality standards. They are going to help this 105 year old house stand strong for another 100!"

Kelsey Phelps
Nov 2, 2023

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