3 Things to Consider Before Getting a French Patio Door

3 Things to Consider Before Getting a French Patio Door

December 02, 2019

French patio doors are popular because of their timeless design. Their beautiful grille patterns and large glass area can enhance the appearance of all kinds of homes. If you plan on getting this kind of door for your home, then keep reading. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, the top patio door and windows contractor in the area, explains everything you need to know about French patio doors.

Space Required

Unlike sliding doors, French doors swing on a hinge and open very wide. You need to measure the radius of the swing and make sure that there are no furnishings for the area within the door’s swing path. You should also check the jamb depth of the opening and make sure that the door you plan to buy fits inside that depth. Fortunately, we can perform all of these measurements for you when you choose to install one of ou replacement patio doors.

Method of Operation

Many French patio doors are offered in both in-swing and out-swing fittings. These fittings change how much space the door needs to open and close. Out-swing French patio doors tend to be more convenient to plan around, since you can just clear your outdoor living space of any obstructions. As the top choice for replacement windows and patio doors in our area, however, we offer a third method of operation. We offer sliding French patio doors. This option is perfect for homeowners who want to save space.

Customization Options

A French patio door can be customized in several ways. You can choose the glass type used, the color of the door, the hardware type, the hardware finish, the exterior color of the door and the interior finish of the door. We offer a wide range of choices for all of these customization options. During our consultations, our design experts can help you customize your French patio door to easily fit with your home’s design.

Our replacement patio doors can greatly improve your home’s appearance and increase its energy efficiency. We use only the highest-quality materials when manufacturing our patio doors. In addition, all of our patio doors come with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. This glass is designed and engineered to be much more energy-efficient than ordinary dual-pane glass. We serve many areas in Wisconsin including Milwaukee, WI. Call us at (262) 522-3034 to learn more about our services and products or to get a quote.

Hear From Our Customers

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

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