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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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"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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