Part 1: Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Patio Door Styles  

This first article in our 12-part replacement window & patio door education series will help you learn more about Renewal by Andersen of Long Island patio door styles.

With so many options available on the market today, choosing a patio door style for your home can be a bit overwhelming. Sliding doors, French-hinged (in-swing and out-swing), bi-fold, swinging – the list is even longer when you consider each of these styles are often available in a variety of configurations. Choosing the ideal replacement patio door for you allows you to truly define both interior and exterior living spaces and complement your home’s architectural features and unique character.

The type and configuration you choose depends greatly on your expectations. Do you need to take advantage of every single inch of floor space to accommodate the unique traffic patterns in your home? Are you looking for a door with large glass panels to bring in more natural light? Perhaps you have an outdoor terrace or balcony and only need a “small” door to get in and out. You can find the perfect fit, as long as you know how you plan to use your replacement patio door, and a clear image of the target aesthetic.

To help you compare your options, we’ll look at both sliding and hinged replacement patio doors available to Long Island homeowners.

Selecting the Ideal Patio Door for Your Long Island Home: It’s All About You!

When it comes to deciding whether a slider or a swing-out/swing-in patio door is best for your home, builders and designers often start with functionality. Smaller spaces often demand a sliding door because floor space is so limited. Most larger rooms, and outdoor decks, can accommodate a double door configuration without limiting furniture placement or traffic patterns.

Modern, energy-efficient sliders are typically found in homes with a contemporary architecture, but there are sliding options that mimic hinged French doors, and are just as beautiful and elegant. If you love the look of traditional French doors, but don’t have room for swing-type patio doors, consider Frenchwood® sliding doors, which are designed to look like a hinged door, but don’t demand any floor space for the door swing. Usually sliding patio doors have a larger viewing area since the trim and frames are narrower compared to hinged options.

Customize Your New Doors for Your New Jersey or New York Home

All Renewal by Andersen of Long Island doors are solidly built with superior weather stripping systems that block drafts and moisture. You’ll enjoy effortless operation and wood interiors that come with a white factory finish, or natural pine, maple or oak that you can paint or stain to your desired aesthetic.

You’ll be able to customize your new patio doors with optional grilles, specialty hardware, and glass selections based on your home’s lot orientation and the surrounding landscape. All three styles in our home improvement portfolio come with built-in safety features to keep your family and your belongings secure (we’ll discuss grilles and other optional features more in depth later in this series, so come back each week for the newest installment).

Learn More About Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Patio Doors With A Private In-Home Consultation

Replacement patio doors are more versatile than ever before. You’ll find wider, taller panels that can cover the span from floor to ceiling, and creative configurations that allow Long Island homeowners to install easy-care, low-maintenance entry ways with custom features and patterned glass. And, you get all of this in an Energy Star certified package that reduces energy consumption and is built to perform perfectly for as long as you live in your home. Need more information? Just fill in the short form on this page or dial (866) 609-5033 to schedule a no-obligation consultation today.


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