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Posted on Jun 27, 2018 by Sam Heer

Debunking 3 Myths Surrounding Patio Doors

Over the past few years, we’ve spoken to clients who were apprehensive about having new patio doors installed because of popular myths. We can’t help but wonder how many more homeowners are holding back from investing in these wonderful home additions because of those misconceptions. Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois debunks a few of them:

Patio Doors

They Are Unsafe

We often get asked about the safety of our patio doors because of their large glass area. Most homeowners are concerned whether it will stay intact in case of heavy winds or a break-in. We have to say that while typical patio door glass can be easily broken, our patio doors are anything but typical. Our quality patio doors feature a High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass option. The layers of low-E coating add structural strength to the windows, protecting the patio doors against impact-related breakage.

They Are Not Energy-Efficient

Patio doors are mostly made of glass, a naturally conductive material. With a traditional single-panel glass, energy efficiency is understandably a concern, as it is virtually a freeway for heat transmittance. Fortunately, all our patio doors feature the same dual-panel High-Performance Low-E4 glass option as our entry doors and will actually improve your home’s energy efficiency and help you save energy.

They Are Not Secure

Patio door security hardware has greatly improved in the last few years, with newer options providing improved security. Our sliding patio doors feature an exclusive Andersen reach-out lock system that snugly pulls the door panel into the jamb, while our hinged French doors feature a five-point locking system. Both can provide enhanced security and weathertightness. We also offer an additional auxiliary foot lock for a boost in security.

Improve your patio door’s protection from the elements by investing in a durable storm door from Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois. Call us today at (866) 693-6707 to learn more about our different products and services. We serve Champaign, Peoria, Bloomington and the surrounding IL areas.


"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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