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Should Your Patio Door Match Your Windows?

One of the best investments you can make for your home is a patio door replacement. Energy-efficient doors can improve your home’s beauty, energy efficiency and protection against the elements. When getting a new exterior door, you should consider whether they would complement your existing windows or not.

Read on to find out if your patio door should match your windows from a trusted provider of custom windows.

To Match or Not?

You can match your patio door with your windows but it’s alright if they don’t. However, you need to choose a door that complements the existing elements of your home, which includes windows. When it comes to design, it’s just a matter of personal preference. The right patio door can add more character to your home and even add to its value.

Combinations for Popular Home Styles

Traditional – Brick, stone and stucco are common materials used to build traditional homes. These homes have front-facing gables and symmetrically placed windows. Double-hung windows and wood doors are ideal for these structures. At Renewal by Andersen® of Montana, we install doors made with the unique Fibrex® material and High-Performance™Low-E® glass that can help minimize energy loss.

Contemporary – Clean lines, asymmetrical designs, flat roofs with multilevel roof-lines and sleek windows characterize contemporary homes. Sliding and casement windows are great options for these homes. Meanwhile, doors are usually in geometric shapes and have lever handle hardware in metallic finishes.

Craftsman – You’ll usually notice that craftsman homes have low-pitched roofs, exposed beams, and porches with thick square columns. Doors with solid wood and decorative glass or divided-light window on top work well for this home style.

Looking for energy-efficient windows and doors? Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Montana, a leading replacement window and patio door provider. Call us at (406) 259-3944 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We work with homeowners in Billings and the surrounding areas.


"I highly recommend Renewal by Andersen. We were treated well and everything went smoothly from start to finish. The company kept in contact with me before, during, and after the installation and let me know what to expect. I'm in love with my new windows! I will be using this company again when we refinish our basement. "

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