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Things to Avoid When Replacing a Patio Door

Installing a new patio door is a simple project that can dramatically change the look and feel of your home. However, there are a few things that you need to consider in order to ensure its success.

Replacing a Patio Door

Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta, a trusted expert in patio doors, lists a few mistakes that you should avoid during a patio door replacement project.

Disregarding the Space You Have

Make sure you have the right measurements for your new patio door. It should fit the space that you have. Otherwise, it will look out of place if it’s too big for the room. Also, be careful of having a door that’s too small since this will make your interior look awkwardly designed. Another important thing — don’t forget to check how the door opens. Sliding patio doors are usually ideal for homes with limited space because they glide horizontally. However, if you have a bigger space to work with, French doors might be a great choice.

Failing to Maximize Natural Light

Natural light offers a number of benefits not just to the appearance of your interior but to your health as well. Good news: windows aren’t the only thing that can provide natural light in your home. Sliding patio doors are typically a good way to bring in more sunlight since they are mostly made with a large glass panel. Even French doors, when designed correctly, can also be effective in brightening up a room.

Choosing the Wrong Type of Door

Take note of the different types and designs of patio door, and make sure that your choice will fit your needs and the aesthetics of your home. That said, it’s usually best to consult window professionals regarding this matter. With their knowledge in various types, materials and designs of patio doors, they can give proper recommendations to you. If you are also looking for specific features like a pet door or additional locks and stoppers, they can help you out.

Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta is a reliable company that can help with your home improvement project, particularly with your window and door needs. Call us at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Atlanta, GA, and the surrounding areas.


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