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Posted on Dec 30, 2019 by Sam Heer

Can Sliding Patio Doors Be Replaced With French Doors?

When replacing your sliding patio doors, it’s understandable if your immediate thought is to get a door of the same style. However, it’s also understandable for some homeowners to want a change in their usual door style. This is the main reason why some are considering the switch from sliding patio door to swinging French doors. But is it possible to conduct such a replacement project?

In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois reveals if sliding patio doors can be replaced by French doors.

Can Your Replace Sliding Doors With French Doors?

Believe it or not, it is possible to replace your sliding doors with French doors. However, you’ll need to keep in mind that you’ll have to determine the space requirements needed to fully open a swinging French doors so you’ll need to think of the current sliding door’s location and you may also have to relocate some of your furniture to have a French door in your home. To replace your sliding patio doors with French doors, don’t hesitate to turn to the storm door installation pros of Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois for assistance.

Why Homeowners are Choosing French Doors

While more and more homeowners are gravitating toward French doors, that doesn’t necessarily mean that sliding patio doors are of inferior quality. In fact, a sliding patio door can work for your home as well as a French door. However, older sliding doors can be difficult to operate at times so a door that can simply swing open and close are appealing for some. Apart from that, French doors can also evoke a sense of style, elegance and history that sliding patio doors may find hard to replicate.

Need to have your old entry doors replaced? Simply turn to Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois, your leading experts when it comes to door replacement and installation services. Give us a call at (866) 693-6707 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in Champaign, Peoria, Bloomington and other nearby areas in 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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