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Debunking the Most Common Myths About Patio Doors

Replacing your old patio door can benefit your home in a lot of ways. This home improvement project helps enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal and improve your home’s safety, security and energy efficiency. Despite this, many misconceptions about patio doors continue to persist, preventing some homeowners from taking on such a valuable investment.

Common Myths About Patio Doors


Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth, your local source of residential windows and doors, reveals the truth behind some of the most common patio door myths.

Myth #1: Patio Doors Provide Minimal Privacy

Hinged French doors and sliding doors usually feature large glass panes so you can take advantage of sunlight entering your home and highlight uninterrupted outdoor views as part of your interior’s aesthetic. However, many people believe this diminishes the need for privacy. This shouldn’t be the case because patio doors can be dressed with blinds, shades, and other window treatments. Even privacy films can be applied to keep your interiors from prying eyes.

Myth #2: Patio Doors Waste Energy

This is simply not true. Much like our custom windows, our patio door selections have ENERGY STAR® ratings. It means that they can significantly reduce heat transfer, keeping your home comfortable during hotter and colder months.

Myth #3: Patio Doors Aren’t Safe and Secure

Modern French doors and sliding doors are equipped with strong and durable materials to withstand any kind of weather. Today’s glass, for instance, can’t easily be broken or shattered by wind-carried debris during a storm. Plus, these products come with the latest locking technology to seal the door shut, protecting you from Mother Nature’s wrath and intruders.

Don’t let these myths hinder you from getting new patio doors. At Renewal by Andersen of Dallas and Fort Worth, our knowledgeable and dedicated team will help you single out the ideal door style for your home. Turn to us if you want to install casement or double-hung windows as well.

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