Patio doors provide a nice visual complement to your home’s exteriors while also offering a glimpse into its interior design. They also serve as a nice transition from your kitchen/living room to your patio and surrounding landscape. If you’re planning to get a custom patio door for your home, Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis shares a few helpful tips to keep in mind. As a top choice for patio door and window installation companies, we want what’s best for your home!
Choose the Right Material
There are many different materials to choose from for your patio doors, and each has its unique benefits and drawbacks. Aluminum patio doors, for example, are incredibly inexpensive and lightweight compared to wood and vinyl. However, they’re also not effective in retaining indoor heat which can mean higher energy costs during the winter season.
If you’re looking for a material that’s a cut above the rest, professionals in energy efficient windows and doors will recommend getting Fibrex® patio doors. Fibrex material offers twice the strength and durability of vinyl but performs much better when exposed to different temperatures and weather conditions! This is because they’re made from 40 percent reclaimed wood fiber by weight and 60 percent reclaimed thermoplastic polymer. This material also reduces thermal transfer 700 times better than aluminum, so you can keep your monthly energy consumption low throughout the winter season!
Pick the Right Style
Naturally, you should get a patio door style that matches your home’s overall visual design. Typically, you’ll select either hinged French patio doors or sliding patio doors depending on your personal preference. If you’re not sure which to pick, we also offer sliding French patio doors that combine the best of both worlds. That means you get the traditional French patio door design along with the convenience offered by the sliding function!
As a locally trusted contractor for ENERGY STAR® windows, Renewal by Andersen of Memphis gets the job done with speed and efficiency. Contact our professional services today at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our convenient contact form.