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A Guide to Buying Patio Doors

Replace your aging patio doors with beautiful and durable Andersen® patio doors. Renewal by Andersen of Seattle offers a full selection of hinged and gliding patio doors that provide unmatched durability, aesthetic appeal and energy efficiency. Read on for some helpful tips on purchasing patio doors.


Many homeowners find it difficult to choose the right material for their patio doors. Wood and vinyl remain popular options, but they have their drawbacks. Wood rots when exposed to moisture, while vinyl cracks or buckles. For optimal performance, durability and energy efficiency, composite is the best option. Our patio doors are made of Fibrex®, an innovative composite material that combines the beauty of wood with the durability and low-maintenance nature of vinyl. 


Low-emissivity glass prevents infrared rays from the sun from heating up your homes. Switch to doors with low-E glass to reduce your energy bills.

Our gliding and hinged patio doors are fitted with Low-E4® glass packages. This high-quality glass has exceptional U-Factor ratings. It also provides excellent visibility and filters out UV light. You can have it tinted to block out over 70% of solar heat.

Sliding or Hinged

There are two types of patio doors: sliding or hinged. Both can provide the seamless connection you want between your indoors and outdoors. Sliding doors don’t need much floor space to operate, making them a good choice for compact spaces. For a home with lots of space and a more traditional aesthetic, opt for French hinged doors. Renewal by Andersen of Seattle offers both styles.


Work with a reliable contractor for your door replacement and not with amateurs. Remember that a faulty installation can cut your door’s service life short. We always ensure that there are no gaps between your door replacement and your wall opening.

Entrust your door installation to Renewal by Andersen of Seattle. We provide top-quality patio doors that connect your indoor and outdoor spaces. We serve residents of Seattle and nearby areas. Call (206) 686-7733 today to schedule your free in-home consultation and estimate.


"We were very pleased with the process. Our windows are beautiful, and we are very happy we made the decision to choose Renewal by Andersen."

Tom | Seattle, WA
November 10

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