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Posted on Feb 14, 2017 by Sam Heer

Make Your Patio Stand Out with the Right Glass Door

There’s just something marvelous and charming about having glass doors for your patio area. These doors offer continuity of space, as the transparent panels give you a view of both the interior and exterior of your home. The question is, “How do you know which type of glass door is the right one for your patio?”

That’s where we come in – Renewal by Andersen®, trusted provider of patio doors in Champaign, IL, provides these tips when choosing your glass patio doors:

Look for a door that matches your home’s theme

It’s only natural that you’d want to choose a door that suits the theme of your home. After all, it would look extremely awkward if you have a French door for a home with a modern design. The quality of your patio door should complement the style of your home.

Mind the quality of the door

Much like your siding, the quality and material of your patio door are equally important because it is mostly exposed to the elements. Look for a patio door that is durable and easy to maintain – vinyl and fiberglass make great options for your storm door in Peoria, IL.

Find a door that has a wide opening

Don’t limit passage to and from your patio. It’s better to choose a patio door with a wide opening, so you have a stronger connection between your interior and exterior – in this case, a sliding patio door from Renewal by Andersen is your best bet.

Check for energy efficiency and UV protection

Aesthetics is not the only factor you should consider; look at the energy-efficiency qualities of the door. Get a patio door that offers UV protection, as well.

Contrary to what people think, a great deal of deliberation goes into a patio door purchase. This is so you can maximize the function of your new patio door. If you need advice on choosing patio or entry doors in Bloomington, IL, feel free to fill out this form or contact us at (866) 693-6707.


"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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