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3 Features You Should Look for in Your New Doors

Whether you’re replacing your old entry or patio doors, there are several general features you should look for in your new hardware. These factors go beyond their basic functionality, and can assist in the ventilation and insulation of your home.

3 Features You Should Look for in Your New Doors

Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island shares some of the common features that you should look for in your new doors.


Your new doors must be strong enough withstand strong windows, even if it’s from the driving force of a storm. This ultimately depends on the material its made of; wood and other composite materials have different tolerance ratings when it comes to the wind.

Architectural Consistency

This applies to both entry and patio doors. Your new hardware must be able to match the established aesthetics of your home. Some doors are a better fit for certain types of properties. French doors, for example, are a great option for traditional homes but look a bit out of place in a more contemporary or modern home. Keep this in mind as just like the windows, the door does contribute to your home’s curb appeal and overall value.

How It Opens

How your new door opens is another factor to keep in mind when you’re picking a replacement for your old hardware. Doors generally open in two ways: they either swing or slide open. Although how the doors open may seem superficial, it’s an important factor when it comes to space.

As a general rule, the swing-out doors are ideal for when you have ample floor space but limited wall space. The reverse is true for sliding doors, as they don’t require floor space, but need extra wall space to accommodate the actual sliding function.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island, we install high-quality doors. Let us help you on your next replacement project. Call us today (631) 206-6773 to learn more about our services. We install French and patio doors throughout Long Island.


"I was very impressed with Renewal by Andersen. They showed up in time and we received several follow up phone calls as the installation was being done as well as the sales representative stopping by to check in on the installation. The delivery/ installer was very professional. I would highly recommend Renewal By Andersen."

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