TrapLong Island summers are hot and humid, but they also provide the perfect opportunity for outdoor patio parties and family gatherings. Of course, if your patio doors stick or are hard to open and close, this can put a big damper on your outdoor activities. After all, if you can’t get outside, it’s tough to enjoy your patio or yard. If this is the summer you’ve designated as the best time to replace aging patio doors and windows in your home, we’ve got some great ideas to help you choose the products that will fit your budget and your lifestyle.

Why Choose One When Three or Four is More Dramatic?

Hinged French patio doors have always been popular with Long Island homeowners. Why? Classic style. New technology and designs have improved the energy efficiency of this versatile patio door style. They fit well in almost any decorating scheme from 1950s Art Deco to elegant French Provencal décor. Trendy home designs use strategically placed interior French doors to cordon off interior spaces to control heating and air conditioning costs better, too.

With carefully selected frame widths and color choices, replacing a sagging, sliding patio door with a Hinged French patio door can instantly transform your living spaces from drab to debonair and sophisticated while playful. Plus, connecting your indoor spaces with outdoor living areas is easier since you can essentially treat your patio as another room by incorporating contrasting or coordinating prints, textures and fabrics.

Another benefit of adding wide profile French-style patio doors is that the large glass surface allows more natural sunlight to flood your home when closed and encourages better air circulation and ventilation when open.

For a dramatic new look that you won’t see very often, consider replacing a row of floor to ceiling windows (or a massive single fixed window) with a series of narrow, hinged French doors. Keep in mind that replacement windows are carefully manufactured to fit into your existing window opening. Replacing windows several inches above floor level will require additional construction not normally required for replacement door installation.

Want French Style, But Don’t Have Enough Space?

Renewal by Andersen Long Island sliding French Patio Door

Renewal by Andersen Replacement Sliding French Patio Door

If you want the benefits of streaming sunshine and decorating choices, but don’t want to give up patio or interior space to swinging doors, choose a space-saving slider with French design features. You’ll get the feel of traditional French doors, including options to add removable grilles to create the atmosphere you want, with fewer restrictions on furniture placement or traffic patterns.

You don’t have to give up the wow-factor with Renewal by Andersen Frenchwood gliding patio doors that open from the middle on easy-glide tracks. And, with four panels of natural light, your interior spaces will be brighter than traditional sliding doors.

Multiple locks add another layer of security for your family. Low maintenance exteriors and stainable interior surfaces give you even more options to create a truly stunning entrance to your home.

Contemporary Styling With Traditional Sliding Doors

Renewal by Andersen Narrow Line Replacement Patio Door

Renewal by Andersen Narrow Line Replacement Patio Door

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island offers two distinct sliding patio door styles for homeowners looking for a contemporary look and feel. Both maximize your views with narrow-profile styling. And both deliver added security features and an easy-glide design that makes opening and closing your patio doors almost effortless.

Renewal by Andersen Frenchwood Replacement Patio Door

Renewal by Andersen Frenchwood Replacement Patio Door

The main differences are the manufacturing materials and decorating options. Narroline® doors feature stainable natural pine interiors, where Perma-Shield® doors are manufactured with a sturdy maintenance free exterior wrapped around an engineered wood core. Whichever style you choose, you’re guaranteed a low-maintenance door, backed up with the Renewal by Andersen 20/2/10 warranty that covers parts, performance and installation.

Shared Features and Benefits

Whether you choose a French style patio door or a traditional sliding door for your Long Island home, you’ll have three High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options to choose from that allow you to control the amount of light that enters your home and control energy consumption more effectively. Plus, if you want added security, Low-E4® glass comes in four beautiful patterns that allow you to control what people outside can see looking through your windows.

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Would Like to Hear From You

What do you think? Ready to transform your living spaces with dramatic French styling or are you more comfortable with a more traditional decorating approach? We would welcome the chance to meet you and talk about our replacement patio door and window products designed to make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Fill in the form on this page or give us a call at 1-877-313-9052 for more information about replacement patio doors for your home.