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Replacing Sliding Doors With French Patio Doors

A sliding patio door installed by a good door and house window replacement company offers a wide range of advantages in space and aesthetics. However, if you’re looking for alternatives that can definitely hold a candle to sliding doors in almost all aspects, one excellent candidate you can consider are French patio doors.


All things considered, French doors and sliding doors all possess their own set of pros and cons and either one are top choices as an entryway to your backyard or patio. However, making the transition from one to the other might not be as straightforward as it looks. Here are a few important pointers about replacing sliding doors from our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Boise.

Space Considerations

Perhaps one of the things that homeowners love about sliding doors is their ability to maintain their functionality even with limited floor space. It’s important to take this into consideration before calling for a door and window replacement service. French doors swing on a hinge. This means it needs some amount of clearance within a certain radius to be able to open and shut fully.


For all their benefits, sliding doors are vulnerable to common issues with its tracks and rollers. Older materials often fall victim to warping and bending, causing the sliders to stick or to stop functioning entirely. French doors rarely have this as a problem, but it’s still important to choose their materials correctly to ensure they perform as well as they could for as long as they could.

Security Features

As with any window and door replacement, security should always be your first priority. Both sliding doors and French doors offer their own security advantages over the other, and it’s important to think about this carefully before you choose what’s right for your home.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Boise, we are your trusted local door and window replacement company. Call us at (208) 501-8361 or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and request a free estimate on French patio doors today.


"Quality. That is the word that comes to mind. Everyone was very friendly and professional. The overall experience was excellent and the door is fantastic."

Shaun | ID
October 30

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