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?
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.