Patio doors these days are available in a bevy of options, with a selection of color, material, and design. Choosing can be overwhelming, especially for first-timers. Take a look at the following options from the experts in door installation, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee.
Types of Patio Doors
First, let us start with the basic types. A patio door can come in three types,: swinging, bi-fold, and sliding. Swinging French doors are good for porches and veranda, especially if you would like to emphasize the view once the doors are opened. If you want to do away with the traditional swinging doors, bi-fold ones that operate accordion style can be your option. Sliding, on the other hand, is the most common. Unlike swinging doors, this one requires less space and does not get in the way when opened.
Should you wish to install a sliding door, Renewal by Andersen offers two types of materials: Frenchwood® and Narroline®. The former type offers classic design and durability with its exterior feature made with reinforced High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass and Fibrex®frame. It can also be in hinged (swinging) or sliding style with adjustable self-lubricating rollers. The latter offers a contemporary look that will definitely suit a house with contemporary replacement windows.
Both Frenchwood and Narroline doors come in white, canvas, sandtone, or Terratone®. Accessories are also available for both options, such as hardware, grilles, and screens. If you are not sure which of these two suits your home, you can always consult our team during inspection or you can visit our website and go to the visualization tab for layout options.
Energy Efficiency Explained
Since Frenchwood and Narroline doors are both made with the same glass and framing material, you can be sure that it’s easier to maintain and won’t increase your energy bills. The glass contains a revolutionary coating that loosens any dirt upon exposure to sunlight. Unlike ordinary dual-pane glass, Low-E4 glass is 70% more efficient and can reduce your energy spending by up to 25% depending on the weather in your area.
Another benefit to consider is that this type of glass acts like a sunblock; it reflects ultraviolet (UV) rays harmful to your health and could damage your furniture. With Renewal by Andersen, we stand by the quality of our product and work with our 20-year limited warranty on Fibrex and glass and 10-year warranty on parts of the door such as screens, handles, finishes, and locks.
For more information on Frenchwood, Narroline, and other entry doors we offer, call us today at (262) 522-1001. Our services are available to all residents in Milwaukee and surrounding areas.