Your patio doors should be beautiful, energy-efficient, durable and operate smoothly and easily. If they’re not, then finding just the right doors should make living in your house more satisfying and enjoyable – so it’s important to find the right product and installer. Knowing how to get started is important. Following these four simple steps can help.

#1. Make a Budget for Your New Doors

If you have money set aside for this project, then your budget should be simple enough. If you don’t yet have the money in savings, either because you plan to finance or because you hope to save it and then make your purchase, start by interviewing patio door installers. Get several bids to get a sense for how much you can expect to spend.

Knowing how much this project will cost can help you decide how much you can afford and how much money you’ll need to borrow or save.

#2. Decide On a Patio Door Style

Patio doors come in different styles, namely, French hinged, French sliding, and contemporary sliding. Within those categories, there are other options such as wood color, grille patterns and hardware styles.

The patio door style you choose for your home sets the tone you’ll be living with for many years. Surfing the web and then seeing examples of the doors in a showroom can help you pick the right door for you and your family. It also helps to consult with family members, as they may have different ideas and smart observations to share. When choosing a door style, keep future goals for the room in mind. If you plan to repaint or redecorate sometime soon, this may factor into your final decision.

#3. Research Patio Door Dealers/Installers

One of the most important things you can do is choose patio doors made by a proven patio door dealer who has been in the business for some time and installed by a reputable company. Research the warranty, longevity, and durability of the product before buying. Remember, the warranty is only as good as the company behind it. If the company goes out of business, there’s no one to service your warranty. That’s why it’s important to research the company you’re planning to work with.

No matter who you hire to install your patio doors, do some research before signing the contract. Meet with more than one dealer/installer to compare prices, communication skills, customer service practices and more. Contact references to find out what other customers have experienced with that company, and whether they would hire them again.

#4. Sign a Contract for Your New Patio Doors

Read and sign a contract from the dealer you finally select. The contract should have important information about costs and payment schedules, scope of work and date the work will be completed. Don’t sign a contract that you don’t understand. Get answers to all your questions before signing your name.

Installing New Patio Doors? Contact Renewal by Andersen of Long Island

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island installs all our own patio doors, providing you with a streamlined shopping and installation experience. When you buy patio doors from Renewal by Andersen, there’s only one warranty, one contract to sign, and one company to coordinate with. Call Renewal by Andersen of Long Island today for a free consultation. Use our toll-free number 1-877-313-9052 or fill out the shor

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