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Posted on May 28, 2019 by Sam Heer

The Features and Benefits of Sliding French Patio Doors

Two styles of patio doors stand out on the market today. French doors capture a traditional aesthetic with their hinged, swinging doors. Sliding doors, meanwhile, feature larger glass areas, narrow frames and easy operation that saves a great deal of space.

The Features and Benefits of Sliding French Patio Doors

There is, however, another patio door style that combines the aesthetics of both. Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, your local provider of patio and entry doors, discusses the features and benefits of Frenchwood® sliding French patio doors.

A Space-Saving Patio Door Unit

While hinged French doors exude elegance in any traditional home style, it is important that they are installed in an area with enough floor space to accommodate the swinging of the doors. Otherwise, the sliding French patio doors can be a great fit as it can help maximize existing space. They have durable rollers that help the door sashes move smoothly along the horizontal track.

A Perfect Fit for Any Home Style

These exceptional patio doors are a perfect fit for any home. Whether you live in a traditional or a contemporary style home, expect them to enhance the area that connects the indoors to your outdoors. At Renewal by Andersen®, you are afforded the chance to fully customize the unit where you can select your preferred interior and exterior color, hardware type and color and grille pattern of choice.

A Fixture With a Protective Feature

Like our Fibrex® replacement windows, the frames of Frenchwood sliding French patio doors are virtually maintenance-free. A rigid vinyl sheath covering protects the whole fixture against the elements, making sure the sheen of the finish and the color is preserved.

For your next home improvement project, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois. Aside from patio doors, we also offer replacement windows and entry and storm doors. Call (866) 693-6707 or fill out our contact form to request a free, in-home consultation. We serve residents of Champaign, Peoria and Bloomington, IL.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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