French and sliding patio doors not only enhance aesthetics. They also improve your home’s functionality, add more comfort and can even lower your energy bills. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin suggests ways to customize your French patio doors.
Door Frame Insulation
Functionality should always come first when it comes to patio doors. Without a high-quality door frame material, an airtight seal is impossible, which will have many negative effects on your home. You may lose heat in the winter and gain unwanted heat during the summer. Your HVAC system will then have to work harder to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Doors built with high-quality, well-insulated frames reduce heat transfer. They keep your interior comfortable while reducing the burden on your HVAC system.
There are many glass options that fulfill specific requirements. Our standard High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass package minimizes heat conduction. This means your home will remain cooler on hot days and warmer on chilly days, resulting in energy savings. Low-E4 SmartSun™ and Sun™ glass packages protect against UV and infrared rays. You’ll enjoy daylight in your home without having to worry about your furnishings fading due to UV exposure. For the added privacy, we also offer obscured glass options. I addition, we offer grille styles installed on the glass panes or between them for easy cleaning.
Colors and Finishes
Whether you choose French doors or sliding doors, you want the colors and finishes to fit your home’s style. Choose factory-applied colors or stainable interior finishes that include oak, pine and maple. If you want a different interior color than the exterior, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin can do that too.
Patio door hardware can mean the difference between plain and extraordinary. We offer various door hardware styles, colors and finishes, including a bronze finish that develops a beautiful patina over time. Hardware also improves security. Our French doors have a five-point locking system, and our sliding doors have a reach-out locking system. Both options make your patio doors as secure as your front entry doors.
Renewal by Andersen of Austin offers French doors to enhance your home’s aesthetics. We serve homeowners in Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (866) 842-3370 for a free estimate.