A patio door improves the energy efficiency of your home by lowering your dependency on artificial lighting. It also adds a touch of sophistication to your home, thanks to its design and appeal. When it comes to replacing your old patio door, make sure you don’t take the project lightly.
To help you make the right selection, Renewal by Andersen® of Montana shares some things you should know before installing a new patio door.
Choose the Right Style
Sliding and French doors are the two basic types of patio doors. A sliding patio door will suit your home if you want to maximize natural lighting and energy efficiency. You can also achieve this with a French patio door, but this door type is ideal for traditional home designs.
Hire an Experienced Contractor
Patio door replacement is something you should never attempt to do on your own. It should be left to a professional. When looking for a contractor to complete the project, choose one who is trustworthy and dependable, and has a track record of client satisfaction. Mistakes — even minor ones — will affect your door’s energy efficiency and security, so you should only entrust its installation to a recognized and reliable professional.
Consider the Maintenance Requirements
Before purchasing a new patio door for your home, you should determine how much upkeep it will need. Patio door maintenance varies depending on the material. Wooden doors, for example, usually require substantial care involving scraping, staining and repainting regularly to keep them in good shape. Vinyl patio doors, on the other hand, need less maintenance. You can clean them with only a damp cloth and a household cleaner.
Apart from providing professional installation services, Renewal by Andersen of Montana also offers window and door products that are designed to enhance the look and feel of your home while improving functionality, beauty and efficiency. Call us at (406) 259-3944 or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.