A major consideration when buying new patio doors is the material, and in today’s market, there are so many options that inexperienced homeowners may find comparing options overwhelming. If you happen to be in the same situation, let us share how to choose the material for your patio door.
Qualities of the Ideal Patio Door Material
The key to finding the right material is focusing on specific qualities, regardless of how popular the material is or how much it costs. Start with the following qualities.
Strength and durability – Patio doors are mostly made of glass and therefore needs strong and durable frames that can hold the glass panels without straining from the weight.
Resistance to weather changes – Patio doors are exposed to outside weather, so the frames should be able to keep its shape without warping or cracking. This can be achieved through specialty coatings or cladding.
Long lifespan – A patio door replacement is a significant investment, so a long life span should always be factored in. A good warranty coverage helps extend your patio doors’ life, but better if the frame material has a naturally long service life to begin with.
Low maintenance – If you find yourself having to put off cleaning your exterior because you simply didn’t have the time, make sure you choose materials that require minimal maintenance.
Insulation – Patio doors are essentially large openings, and without a proper seal and insulation, you may end up with higher energy bills due to heat loss.
Renewal by Andersen® Patio Door Frames
With traditional materials, you’d have to make compromises to get as close as possible to the patio door frame that you want. Fortunately, our patio door frames give you all the above features without compromise, giving you more freedom with choosing what finish you want. Our stainable exterior wood finishes are protected by a urethane layer, while other options feature a rigid vinyl sheath for less maintenance. Our patio door frames are comparable in performance to the Fibrex® material used on our replacement windows.
For further guidance on choosing the right material for your patio doors, our consultants can help you with your choice. Call Renewal by Andersen of Houston today at (281) 547-6177 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free estimate. We serve Spring, TX and nearby areas in Texas.