Patio doors serve as an important link between a Cincinnati home’s indoor area and the outdoors, and as such need to provide security and easy access while also blending well with your home’s design and decor. With so many patio door options available on the market, how will you find the one that’s best suited to your needs? Renewal by Andersen® of Cincinnati shares a simple guide.
Pick Your Patio Door Type
Although patio doors are available in all sizes and styles, they usually fall in either one of two categories: French doors or sliding doors. French doors have panels that swing inward or outward (and in some cases both ways), while sliding patio doors have panels that slide horizontally. French doors are great when you need a wider entrance, while sliding doors are better for areas that have limited floor space on either side.
Choose Your Material
Patio door frames can vary depending on the brand and manufacturer. Homes with a more classic overall design would do well with French patio doors featuring wood frame panels, while modern homes are better off with sliding patio doors – either aluminum-framed or vinyl clad, which have a more contemporary aesthetic.
Select the Right Colors
Remember that a patio door should look good both as a part of the room and the rest of your home’s exterior. You can’t go wrong with a frame color that matches that of your windows and entry doors. You can also pick a color based on what complements your siding, then use the patio door as the basis for other details of your home’s exterior.
Trust Only the Pros
Whether you’re getting French or sliding patio doors, you have to make sure they’re installed the right way. This means you need to have your new set of patio doors installed by trained experts like those on our team here at Renewal by Andersen of Cincinnati. Doing so will help minimize the risk of problems occurring due to poor installation practices.
Let us help you find the best patio door for your home. You can call us at (513) 283-8981 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. Renewal by Andersen of Cincinnati is the leading source of patio door solutions in Cincinnati, OH.