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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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"Quality product, quality workmanship. Everyone I interacted with at Renewal by Andersen of SW Missouri had pride in their work from sales to financing to project oversight to installation. It must be a great company to work for because that shows in the professionalism of the staff. Best of all, they want happy customers and go out of their way to make sure that happens. Yes, I love my windows (but I knew I would--it's a great product). Friendly, helpful, easy financing, and yes--they pass costs on to the customer for this, but it meant that I was able to get the windows I wanted and needed for my creaky, lopsided old house. Couldn't be more pleased."

Keren
Aug 11, 2023

"The company representative who met with me initially was very direct, told me how the process would go, explained about why Anderson windows are of such good quality and how they stand by their products and their workmanship. My 3 windows arrived when they said they would, & the men who installed them were very professional, polite, & efficient. They showed me how the windows work and left the room as tidy as it was before they did the installation."

Judith Peavey
Aug 14, 2023

"We just had our windows done by Renewal. They kept us informed about the progress of manafucture & installed at the approximate date. Good qualtity & if you didn't know that there were screens on the windows you would think they were missing. Very clear view. Great in this hot weather, the house stays cool."

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Aug 22, 2023

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