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Can Sliding Patio Doors Be Replaced With French Doors?

For homeowners looking to spruce up their outdoor space, the options usually boil down to replacing the patio doors. If you’ve got sliding patio doors and are considering replacing them with French doors, this article from door and window company Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis is for you. Here you’ll find out whether the replacement can be achieved and the factors you need to consider if the switch is possible.Can Sliding Patio Doors Be Replaced With French Doors?


Replacing Your Patio Doors

While it’s more common to replace old sliding doors with newer models, replacing your sliding glass doors with French doors might be what gives your interiors a design boost. However, there are a few factors that need to be taken into account to ensure optimal installation. Firstly, French doors take up space when they’re opened. Whether you choose an in-swing or a swing-out variant, you should consider whether you are fine with rearranging your furniture to accommodate your new door.

Material Options

Material options come into play when you’re concerned about maintenance and durability. When it comes to materials, most door and window replacement service contractors offer vinyl, wood or fiberglass. Vinyl doors are easy-to-maintain, and resistant to corrosion but may crack due to extreme temperature shifts. Wooden patio doors require regular maintenance but offer a distinct appearance. Lastly, fiberglass doors can mimic the look of wood, without the high maintenance requirement.

There are also other patio door material options you can explore by asking your window contractor.

Hardware Considerations

Handles, screws and locks add to the appeal and functionality of your French patio doors. As such, you should choose these components carefully. Doing so won’t just make your patio doors look more beautiful, it can offer more security as well.

French patio doors can add a dose of elegance to your home, but only if you choose the right elements and the right window installer for the job. You can turn to Renewal by Andersen of Memphis for your house window replacement and new patio door requirements. Call us at (901) 979-4460 to schedule a free in-home consultation.


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