Sign up for a Cost Estimate

I'd like to learn more about Waunakee Remodeling. Please contact me at the phone number I listed above to schedule a convenient day and time for an in-home price quote. I am submitting this form so you can contact me and keep me informed about your products, services and when they go on sale. I understand that I do not need to submit this form to schedule an in-home price quote. Instead I may call your service center at the number on this page.
7 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
  • Follow Waunakee Remodeling on Facebook.
  • Follow Waunakee Remodeling on Twitter.
  • Follow Waunakee Remodeling on Google+.
  • Follow Waunakee Remodeling on YouTube.
  • Follow Waunakee Remodeling on Pinterest.
  • Follow Waunakee Remodeling on Houzz.
  • Follow Waunakee Remodeling on LinkedIn.
  • Get home remodeling tips and tricks on our blog. 

You are here

How to Choose the Best Patio Doors for Your Home

Key questions to consider before you embark on an installation project.

Enjoy springtime more than ever with patio doors that refresh your space with sunlight, fresh air, and a wide open view. But before you jump into an installation project, think about your style, available space, energy needs, and overall usage. Reputable brands like Renewal by Andersen® offer many types of patio doors that address both the aesthetic and functional aspects of your patio door needs. Ensuring that your selection is not only beautiful, but also adds value to your home can go a long way in protecting your biggest investment.

To pinpoint the best patio doors for your space, begin by asking yourself these questions:

  • What is the architectural style of your home?
  • Do you need a space-saving patio door option?
  • How much glass area do you want to see?
  • What is the orientation of your patio door to the sun?
  • Do you want insect protection when your doors are open?
  • How much maintenance do you want to do after installation?

Knowing the answers to these questions can narrow down your options as you consider hinged French patio doors, sliding French patio doors, or contemporary sliding patio doors. Learn more about each of these options below.

Hinged French Patio Doors 

Find out if the best patio doors for your home are hinged French doors, sliding French doors, or contemporary sliding doors.
Hinged French Patio Doors by Renewal by Andersen

For a truly classic style, hinged French patio doors might be the best choice. They swing open and closed like traditional double doors while allowing plenty of sunlight through. This option is the most traditional choice and is perfect if you're dedicated to maintaining a classic style, but keep in mind that you'll have to allow for the space that the doors take up when open.

  • Traditional look
  • Choice of hardware, interior color, glass patterns, and grilles to match your home's style
  • Swings outward or inward on a hinge
  • Standard glass area
  • 3 energy-efficient glass performance options
  • Insert screens available
  • Low maintenance

Sliding French Patio Doors 

Sliding French Patio Doors by Renewal by Andersen

Sliding French patio doors look much like a traditional hinged door, but their versatile sliding design allows them to fit into any space. No worries about your furniture arrangement interrupting the swing of the doors! You can choose sliding patio doors in multi-paned styles with traditional grilles or a single-pane look to allow a completely uninterrupted view.

  • Traditional look
  • Choice of hardware, interior color, glass patterns, and grilles to match your home's style
  • Glides back and forth to save space
  • Standard glass area
  • 3 energy-efficient glass performance options
  • Insert screens available
  • Low maintenance

Contemporary Sliding Patio Doors 

Contemporary Sliding Patio Doors by Renewal by Andersen

In areas where you want to achieve a streamlined look and an open, uninterrupted view, contemporary sliding patio doors might be a perfect choice. This style works well in modern and contemporary spaces, and blends seamlessly into even a minimalistic aesthetic – all thanks to the unobtrusive style and elegant, space-saving design.

  • Contemporary look
  • Choice of hardware, interior color, glass patterns, and grilles to match your home's style
  • Glides back and forth to save space
  • Maximum glass area
  • 3 energy-efficient glass performance options
  • Insect screens available
  • Low maintenance

When choosing the best patio doors for your home, be sure to select the option that makes the most sense for your style, usage, and budget. To learn more about the types of patio doors mentioned in this post, contact our remodeling experts online or call 608.709.7517.

Learn how you can stay on trend with the best exterior replacement doors here.

    

Subscribe Via E-mail

Contact Us

I'd like to learn more about Waunakee Remodeling. Please contact me at the phone number I listed above to schedule a convenient day and time for an in-home price quote. I am submitting this form so you can contact me and keep me informed about your products, services and when they go on sale. I understand that I do not need to submit this form to schedule an in-home price quote. Instead I may call your service center at the number on this page.
7 + 7 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.