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Posted on Nov 22, 2019 by Sam Heer

A Quick Guide to Buying New Patio Doors

Patio doors create a seamless connection between your home’s interior and exterior. Also, they can enhance your home’s curb appeal and provide the comfort you need. They are one of your significant investments, so it’s important to choose the right units that will give you long-lasting beauty and functionality.

Today, the experts from your local source of windows and entry doors share a guide you may find useful when you shop for patio doors.

Choose High-Quality Components and Materials

When shopping for patio doors, consider the hardware and security features that come with them. Our sliding doors, for instance, are equipped with our patented track rollers that ensure smooth operation even with continuous use. They also have a unique reach-out lock that increases security and improves weathertightness.

Determine Your Desired Patio Door Type

To achieve the best results, choose patio doors that complement your home’s architectural style and layout. Hinged French doors, for instance, can swing either inward or outward, which means they work best in spacious areas. Sliding patio doors are for you if you have limited space. Regardless of how your home looks, our patio door choices blend well with your indoor or outdoor living space. Select from our wide range of finishes and grille options that will suit your preference.

Consider Their Performance

Patio doors shouldn’t just exude beauty—they must also exhibit durability and energy efficiency to provide protection and comfort for your home. Our hinged French doors and sliding patio doors have High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass designed to help you save more on your energy consumption at home. They also come with an innovative interlock system to shield your interior from the elements.

For your window, storm door or patio door needs, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois. We’ll help you create a more beautiful and comfortable home. Call (866) 693-6707 today to get started. You may also 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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