Trends paint a picture of how we feel about patio doors over time. Manufacturers are behind the innovations, but discerning homeowners are the impetus for design improvements.
Patio Door Trends
You may have your own wants and needs, but it pays to find out what’s hot and not to get the most value for your money. Here are the latest patio door trends to draw inspiration from:
Energy Efficiency is Everything
Any doors installation expert, like Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City, would tell you that patio doors have become vital cogs in elevating energy performance. Since glass units are popular, the product’s glazing is instrumental in boosting insulation, preventing excessive heat gain, combating UV rays, and promoting daylighting. An argon gas fill helps reduce condensation too, which keeps indoor moisture damage to a minimum.
To buy the patio doors that work best for your local climate, look for the ENERGY STAR® seal. In its map, make sure your area is shaded to guarantee maximum energy efficiency.
The Bigger, the Better
Gone are the days that French doors only comprise one panel just to serve as a way out. Modern units these days cover large apertures and sometimes mix with transoms and other window types. Large glass doors mean expansive views and natural light abundance.
Dark Colors Are In
In general, many homeowners are reluctant to use dark exterior color for doors due to discoloration. But thanks to cutting-edge finishing techniques, darker hues have become more fade-resistant. Using our advanced extrusion process, our sandtone and terratone® can stay vibrant for years with nearly no maintenance.
Locked and Loaded
In hopes of making sliding doors burglarproof, leading manufacturers, including Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City, put a premium on thick framing and sophisticated locking.
Our products are made from an engineered wood core and a rigid, moisture-repellent sheath to prevent rot and stay structurally sound for a long period. Plus, both our hinged and gliding units feature unique locking mechanisms that increase security and weathertightness. The former is equipped with a 5-point locking system that makes both panels impregnable, while the latter is impossible to move when closed because of its patented reach-out lock.
Harness the patio door design possibilities only Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City could offer to bring your dream custom units to life. Call us today at (913) 385-1300 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation or discuss your project in Olathe.