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Things You Need to Know Before Replacing a Patio Door

Replacing your old sliding door is a significant investment, and no homeowner should take lightly the decision to do so. In fact, there are actually a few things you’ll need to consider before starting the project. So what exactly are the things you should know about a patio door replacement?

In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas/Fort Worth tells you what you need to know before replacing a patio door.


Before you commit to replacing your old patio door, you’ll first need to choose your preferred style. The benefits you’ll reap from it will be dependent on the door’s style. For instance, if you’re looking for affordability, durability and energy efficiency, then consider choosing a sliding door. If you want energy efficiency and durability with a hint of elegance, on the other hand, you might want to install French patio doors instead.

Required Maintenance

When choosing your new door, make sure to figure out how much maintenance it will require. This is especially important for homeowners who lead busy lifestyles and don’t have the time to put into extensive maintenance. Keep in mind that depending on the material from which your door is made, the required amount of maintenance may vary. For instance, vinyl patio doors won’t require much upkeep, while wood doors will need to be maintained regularly to stay in top condition.

The Contractor 

Of course, picking the right door won’t mean much if you don’t pick the right person to install it. During this stage, conducting a thorough background check on your potential contractors will better enable you to choose the right professional. This can easily be done by conducting a quick internet search to read reviews on their webpage and reputable review sites, as well as check into any complaints filed against them with the Better Business Bureau. If a contractor has negative reviews or a history of unresolved complaints with the BBB, consider picking another person to do the job.

Make your search for an expert who can install doors easier by turning to Renewal by Andersen of Dallas/Fort Worth, the number one experts when it comes to window and door installation services. Give us a call at (972) 301-8660 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, and other nearby areas.