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French Patio Door Essentials: What You Need to Know

French patio doors are very popular because of their ability to light up a home. Their exquisite appearance and the visual connection with the outside that they offer make them one of the most preferred designs. But what makes them so special?


The classic and elegant form of French patio doors matches numerous home styles and architectures. They offer a sophisticated look that is versatile enough to match a modern or an old-fashioned home. When getting French patio doors, you have the freedom to choose the material, color, size, glass and window types. There are also two standard options: in-swing and out-swing. Another option for your doors is grilles, which you can add depending on the amount of light and privacy you want.

When choosing the design for your French patio door, make sure to consult your local experts. Sometimes, what you have in mind might seem good, but what the professionals suggest might be even better. As one of the go-to door and window companies in San Francisco, Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco helps clients pick the right design and style for their home. We take pride in our energy-efficient French doors, which will help you save on your monthly energy costs in the long run.


A window installation job is best left to the experts, but there are some precautions you can take as well. If you are planning to install a French patio door, be sure the area you’re installing it in is free and unblocked. Move away any furniture that might get in the way of the door. Moreover, check the size of the opening. Would it be wise to put a door in there? Is it necessary in terms of function? You need to assess this information first so that your installation will run smoothly.

You should have in-home inspection as well. Some older homes tend to have non-standard sized openings. That is why if you are planning to install a French patio door with a standard size, it is best to ensure the dimensions are accurate.

Give us a call at (510) 263-3210, or fill out our contact form for a FREE in-home consultation. One of our experts will be ready to answer your queries and requests. We serve San Francisco and surrounding areas.


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