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Window-to-Patio-Door Conversion: What You Need to Know

Converting your existing windows into a patio door is one of the many ways you can revitalize your interior. It’s worth the investment, especially if you want access to your beautiful outdoor living area.

Things You Need to Consider

In this project, the windows are first removed, followed by the building materials beneath them. From there, a rough opening is created for the new door. However, these tasks are not easy to do. There are many things to consider, including the window’s structure, suitable materials to use, electrical wirings and the home’s foundation.

Accommodating a patio door may require you to expand the opening, and that means removing the wall’s king studs, replacing the weight carrying header above the window and making changes to the circuitry. In this instance, securing the necessary permits from the local building department is important, unless you’re only cutting the wall from the window downward.

Working With the Pros

For this conversion to be a success, never attempt to do it on your own. Certain risks are involved when you cut the walls down by yourself, which could lead to a poorly built patio door that has the potential to collapse. Turning to a local window and door replacement contractor is your best bet to achieve a beautiful, functioning patio door.

For the pros, it’s a piece of cake to turn windows into a patio door. Of course, they will inform you about the work they’ll do so that you’ll know what to expect during the project. Also, they’ll let you know if you’ll be securing permits depending on how the walls will be cut.

Count on the house window replacement and door installation pros at Renewal by Andersen® of Boise to get the job done. We bring a high level of skill and experience to every patio door we install. Through our expertise, we can help you improve the beauty of your home by creating a seamless connection between your indoors and outdoors.

Call us today at (208) 874-4900, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.


"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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