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The Search for the Right Patio Door

Getting a new door for your patio can be a confusing experience. With so many patio doors to choose from, many homeowners give up on trying to find the best one for their home and settle for the first option they come across. Unfortunately, taking the same approach to picking your patio door could mean that you’re spending on something that doesn’t provide much value.

The Search for the Right Patio Door

Material Matters

One of the first things you need to consider when looking for the right patio door is the material it’s made of. Since a patio door is exposed to the elements, it has to be made of materials that are designed to withstand your local climate. For example, our sturdy patio doors are safe options for almost any climate because they can withstand moisture and extreme temperatures.

Energy Efficiency

The more energy-efficient your patio doors are, the more value you can get out of them in the long run. Energy-efficient patio doors will give you savings by lowering your electricity bills. If you can, look for patio doors with energy-efficient features such as good insulation and low-E glass that help regulate indoor temperature and limit the amount of heat and UV rays that enter your home.

Security Features

A patio door also serves as an entryway to your home, which means it can be a major liability if it’s not secure enough. Avoid patio doors that have only a single locking mechanism because they can easily be compromised. A combination of sturdy locks, like those that come with our patio doors, should be a good deterrent against most would-be trespassers.


A patio door’s function should not come at the cost of its aesthetics. Pick the right door style that matches the look of your home. For example, French doors are perfect for more traditional home styles, while sliding doors are ideal for more contemporary designs. Don’t forget to pick a color that matches your home’s color theme, although neutral colors are often good enough for most homes.

Are you ready to look for the right patio door? Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island can provide you with the best patio door options in Long Island. Just give us a call at (631) 206-6773 or fill out our online form to request a free estimate.


"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."

February, 18

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