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How to Select Patio Door Hardware

The kind of hardware you choose can have an effect on how you use your patio door. That is why it’s important to choose wisely when it comes to this matter. With many options available out there, selecting the right patio door hardware can be a challenge.

To help you with this task, Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis, a trusted provider of energy efficient windows, discusses the key factors that you should consider when picking hardware for your patio door.

Security

Although your patio door isn’t the main door in your home, it’s still crucial for it to have adequate security features. Look into the different locking mechanisms available for your desired patio door style. For instance, hinged patio doors from Renewal by Andersen of Memphis are typically designed with a five-point locking system, which is quite secure and reliable. Their sliding doors, on the other hand, have a unique reach-out lock that ensures the door panel is tightly pulled into the jamb. Apart from the locking mechanism, you might want to consider adding an exterior keyed lock or an auxiliary foot lock.

Finish

Door and window installation companies usually recommend finishes that are easy to maintain. This is to help you keep your patio door hardware in good condition for a long time. Since the hardware will be exposed to different kinds of weather and regular use, your patio door hardware should be able to withstand extreme heat and freezing winters. For hardware made of brass, chrome and nickel, you can opt for a special coating that can make them extra resistant to corrosion and tarnish.

Other Hardware Pieces

Consider the existing hardware pieces in the room, and choose patio door hardware that matches those materials. For instance, ifi your windows have chrome hardware, choosing brass for your patio doors will likely make your home’s design look odd.

Renewal by Andersen of Memphis installs ENERGY STAR windows and doors for various homes. With several years of experience, we can ensure top-notch workmanship and superb customer service. Call us at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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