to give your home a fresh, new look is with modern, high-performance Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement windows. For those of you who are still on the fence about updating home windows, we have good news. In just a couple hours, you can transform your boring patio entrance into a welcoming invitation to your home.
For those of you who use your back yard entrance year-round, you’ll want plenty of light around your patio door, especially with shorter daylight hours already upon us. Add sconces or large lamps flanking your sliding door, or above the entrance if you have a traditional single door entryway. Today you can find a style perfect for every architectural style, so you can add a bit of whimsy, a touch of elegance or something else that reflects your personal style and personality.
While a vibrant door color is typically reserved for the curbside view, there is no rule that says you can’t paint your side or back entrance door with an exciting color to revive a tired, faded entry. Pantone’s most popular 2018 door color is Ultra Violet, but there are hundreds of colors to choose from, so spend some time comparing paint brands and colors before you spread some new life onto your woodwork and trim.
Many bird species hang around the Island all winter. Replacing the withered flowering plants with several standing, or hanging, bird feeders will draw Black-Capped Chickadees, Northern Cardinals, Dark-Eyed Juncos, Woodpeckers and other passerines (song birds) to your yard. Choose feeders and feed carefully to ensure your visitors get proper nutrition.
While a fresh coat of paint instantly makes an entry look more welcoming, you’ll also want to replace rusted, dented or pitted hardware and hinges, too. Unsightly door knobs and latches detracts from your beautiful new finish and make it look like you stopped in the middle of your project.
If you have the time and energy, late fall is the perfect time to get your landscape and flower beds in proximity to the entrance ready for the harsh winter ahead. Visit your local nursery for winterizing tips, or check out this article that covers the basics about which plants to cut back and which ones are better left standing. (By the way, the linked article also includes some great tips about choosing the right seed and feeder style to attract non-migratory, native wildlife to your yard, too.)
While we hope that these Renewal by Andersen of Long Island tips will have you loving the way your entrance looks again, they won’t enhance your safety, energy-efficiency or indoor comfort. If your patio door is worn beyond what a few simple refreshers will do, we invite you to learn more about our beautiful Hinged French Style and stunning sliding replacement patio doors. Our exclusive hardware will impress your guest as much as your lower heating bills this winter will delight you.
Simply fill in the short form on this page or dial (866) 609-5033 to schedule a private, no-obligation home consultation to discuss your vision for a new patio entrance.