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A Quick Guide to French Patio Doors for Homeowners

Do you think your home’s exterior is starting to look a bit worn and dated? If you’re planning to spruce up your facade a bit, professionals recommend starting with your door. Why the door? Homeowners tend to overlook their front door, but remember: it’s one of the first things guests see when they visit your home.


If you still haven’t decided on what type of door you’re going to install, consider French patio doors, which are a great addition to any home. The door installation contractors at Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio share tips on making the most of French patio doors below.

Are They Really French? 

As the name suggests, French patio doors originated from France and first became popular in bourgeois homes in New York. During the Renaissance period, the French were very particular about symmetry, proportion and geometry in housing structures, which is why French patio doors have multiple glass panels.

Why Install Them? 

More sunlight can pass through French patio doors, providing natural light that helps make small spaces feel bigger and provides a more pleasant indoor atmosphere. Plus, with the added brightness you won’t have to use indoor lights as often, which will help reduce your energy bills.

How to Make the Most of French Patio Doors

However, too much sunlight can be overpowering. To prevent your interior from becoming too hot, it’d be a good idea to install doors with thermally efficient glass and other energy-efficient features. Renewal by Andersen’s hinged Frenchwood® patio doors come with a five-point locking system for improved energy efficiency and security.

Want to Find Out More About Our Premium Patio and Entry Doors

Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio customizes each window and door according to our customers’ needs and preferences, which is why we offer free in-home consultations. To schedule an appointment with one of our design consultants, call us at (210) 988-6466 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in San Antonio, TX, as well as surrounding communities.


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