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Posted on Nov 27, 2018 by Sam Heer

Signs That You Need New Patio Doors

Patio doors offer many benefits, and if you currently don’t have one on your home, you might be missing out. If one or more of the following signs apply to you, start planning on getting patio doors installed.

Your Home Feels Cramped

Patio doors create a connection between your interior and exterior living spaces. They make your home feel more connected to its immediate surroundings, which gives your home a more spacious feel without changing the floor plan. Having patio doors also makes you reconsider your furniture placement, especially if you have hinged doors. Our traditional French doors are available in in-swinging and out-swinging options to give you more flexibility. You can also choose our sliding doors if you need space-efficient patio doors.

Your Indoor Space Is Too Dark

Patio doors allow more natural light, which can make your indoor spaces look more spacious as entry doors have bigger glass areas. Exposure to more natural light can help reduce your dependence on daytime artificial lighting, which helps regulate your body clock and promote healthy amounts of sleep.

If you’re concerned about the effects of direct sunlight, particularly the increase in heat and the faded fabrics and furniture, you’ll be happy to know that our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass packages feature low-emissivity coatings. These coatings block unwanted infrared and UV rays while letting through as much light as clear glass does. If you want a something easier on the eyes, our High-Performance Low-E4 Sun™ glass package features a special tint coating that tempers the harshness of direct sunlight.

Your Energy Bills Spike During Winter and Summer

If your energy bills tend to spike during seasonal extremes, your home could have an insulation problem and your old entry doors may be contributing to it. Energy-efficient patio doors (and replacement windows) can improve your home’s energy efficiency by helping maintain stable indoor temperatures. With less need for your HVAC system to compensate, you can enjoy substantial energy savings. Thanks to our High-Performance Low-E4 glass packages and insulated frame options, energy efficiency can be achieved by simply updating your patio doors.

To learn more about our patio doors or if your home needs a storm door, call Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois today at (866) 693-6707. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation and estimate. We serve many areas in and around 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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