Mistakes to Avoid When Buying New Patio Doors

There’s actually a lot to consider when buying a patio door. It may appear like a minor component of your home’s exterior, but it can do a lot to improve form and function. So, it’s important to avoid certain common mistakes when buying patio doors.

These include:

Getting Too Preoccupied With the Cost

When you’re making a significant investment, you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs. Focus instead on quality and features. For instance, a cheaper patio door might seem like a good deal at first, but since most low-priced patio doors are shoddily built, they’re unlikely to last long.

Making the Most of Your New Patio Doors

To maximize your return on investment, keep this in mind: choose an airtight patio door with energy-efficient features to help reduce electricity consumption associated with heating and cooling your home, especially during winter and summer.

Prioritizing Design Over Function or Vice-Versa

Remember: design and function go hand in hand so you need to strike a balance between the two. If you’re having trouble picking a new door, we suggest looking at a sliding patio door, which combines classic aesthetics with space-saving functionality.

Choosing Generic Patio Doors 

There’s no way of knowing the quality of the materials used in manufacturing off-brand patio doors so it’d be better to choose doors from reputable brands. Keep in mind that most manufacturers make doors according to set dimensions so there’s no guarantee that these doors will be a great fit for your home. The only way to make sure your new patio doors will be a great fit is to customize them.

As part of our Signature Service, Renewal by Andersen® of Quad Cities customizes each door according to our customers’ preferences and needs. You don’t have to worry about your customization options either because our catalog offers a wide variety of door styles, including sliding and French patio door options. To schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our design consultants, call us at (844) 366-7784, or fill out our form here. We serve homeowners in Moline, IL, as well as the surrounding communities.