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Factors That Affect a Patio Door’s Performance

With so many options to choose from, finding the right patio door for your home can be challenging. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle, your expert door replacement company, discusses four key factors that you need to consider when choosing a patio door.

Factors That Affect a Patio Door’s Performance

Framing Material

With the variety of door frame options available, many homeowners find it challenging to choose the right material for their gliding or hinged doors. Wood and vinyl are the go-to options for many homeowners, but they have some drawbacks. Wood tends to rot when exposed to moisture, while vinyl is prone to cracking or buckling. A better option in terms of performance, durability and energy efficiency is composite.


Some modern hinged patio doors have low-emissivity glass that prevents infrared rays from the sun from heating up homes. This type of glass offers the thermal reflectivity of tinted glass and the visible light transmittance of clear glass. Switch to low-E glass doors to help reduce your energy bills.


You have two main options when it comes to design: sliding or hinged patio doors. Sliding doors work better in compact spaces because they don’t require any floor space to operate. They’re also the go-to option for homes with a modern design. If you have a spacious, traditional-style home, you’re likely better off opting for French hinged doors.


Work with a reliable contractor for your door replacement. Remember that a faulty installation can cut your door’s service life short, so it’s best to avoid working with amateurs.

Entrust your door installation to Renewal by Andersen of Seattle. We provide durable hinged and gliding patio doors to create a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor living spaces. Call us today at (206) 686-7733 to learn more about our installation process. We serve residents of Seattle and nearby areas.


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