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Tips for Replacing Patio Doors Successfully

Problems in patio doors become more and more common the closer it is to the end of their life span. A good patio door can last about 25 to 30 years before needing replacement, but before it does, you’ll start to notice a number of issues arise: hinges start to harden, sliding tracks begin to stick or glass panels fog up.

The first time your patio door exhibits visible issues, there may still be a chance to fix it. However, for serious problems, you have to consider getting a replacement and soon. Here are a few pointers from our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island on how to handle patio door replacements.

Types and Styles of Patio Doors

There is no one-size-fits-all type of patio door that would work in any home. Sometimes, French doors are the best product especially in traditional designs like Cape Cod or Colonial houses. In modern homes, sliding doors seem to be the favorite, mainly because of their simple design and straightforward operation. Consult with a patio door specialist to determine which style will suit your needs best.

Materials Determine Durability

A lot of homeowners prefer the look and feel of natural wood grains but wooden door frames can be prone to a lot of common problems. On the other hand, vinyl offers plenty of advantages that answer the known limitations of traditional wood doors but they, too, have their own set of cons. Renewal by Andersen® uses Fibrex® in all of their replacement window and door products. Fibrex is designed to provide you with all the aesthetic advantages of wood and the strength and durability of vinyl.

Installation and Quality

When it comes to installing patio doors, it’s best to trust only the professionals. Poor installation can lead to more problems further down the road and might even be a reason for a premature replacement.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island, you can count on our experts to provide you with the best patio doors that are 100% right for your home. Give us a call at (631) 843-1713 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Long Island and other nearby areas.


"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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