When replacing the windows or patio doors in your Virginia or Washington, DC home, one of the many important decisions you’ll make is ensuring you select the right styles. To help you narrow down your choices for each room in your Virginia or Washington, DC home, your Renewal by Andersen window consultant may ask you the following questions:
- ·Want windows that open and close?
- ·Looking for a clear, expansive viewing area?
- ·How important is it to replicate your existing window styles?
- ·Do you want to complement your exterior architectural appearance or add elements of contrast and interest?
Based on how you answer these questions, your window consultant may ask if you have considered sliding windows for your home. Here are a few things to consider about sliding patio doors and gliding windows.
Sliding Patio Door Configurations Give You Flexibility
Traditional French Patio Door Styles
Andersen traditional Frenchwood® patio doors are a beautiful addition to any home. This style combines traditional élan – distinctive and stylish elegance – with space-saving features that allow you to enjoy more living space in your rooms and adjoining outdoor spaces.
Depending on your decorating preferences and the size of your existing patio door footprint, you can choose from one of three configurations.
- Two-panel design that slides open horizontally – either to the left or to the right.
- Three-panel slider design where both outside panels slide toward each other and the center panel is stationary.
- Four-panel design that features sliding inside panels and stationary outside panels.
A rigid vinyl sheath envelopes a sturdy wooden frame so, maintenance is minimal. Easy-slide track rollers make opening and closing simple and effortless, and the reach-out locking system adds another level of security for your family.
Contemporary Sliding Doors
Contemporary sliding patio doors are custom built under the same high standards as elegant French patio doors. The sleek, slim profile saves space and lets you enjoy a maximum viewing area. Andersen® Narroline® patio sliders feature stainable natural pine interiors while the exterior wood components are treated with a protective urethane base finish.
You can also choose low-maintenance Andersen® Perma-Shield® sliding patio doors that feature an engineered wood core wrapped in a rigid vinyl envelope to protect against rot, corrosion, mildew, splintering, flaking and peeling.
As with the traditional French patio door style, contemporary sliding patio doors have easy-glide track designs, exceptional protection from natural elements like wind and moisture, and accommodate window screen installation to protect you and your family from annoying flying pests.
Accessorizing Your Patio Doors
With dozens of combinations available for hardware, colors and screens, accessorizing your patio doors is limited only by your imagination.
We offer three distinctive exterior colors for your French patio doors that include Terrastone® and Canvas. Plus, you have three interior finishes to complement your decorating scheme: maple, oak and pine. White finish is available for both interior and exterior frames.
Choose from four standard grille patterns – Prairie, Colonial, Short-Fractional or Tall Fractional – or leave your glass unadorned. Your window consultant can also help you explore options to design your own unique patio door grille patterns.
Choose from a wide selection of finishes, colors and styles. Our large selection of hardware options gives you an opportunity to tie your decorating theme together. Whether your interior design is modern, contemporary, elegant, traditional, minimalistic or an eclectic mix that is uniquely yours, you’ll have choices to match or complement your décor.
Choose from retractable or gliding window screens mounted inside your home.
Sliding Replacement Windows
Just like Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, DC sliding patio doors give you an expansive viewing area and enlarge your usable living space, our sliding windows use less frame and more glass. Sliding windows have the largest glass area (based on similar sizes) among our line of operable windows. Here are three other reasons to consider sliding windows for your home.
- When you want to position a window near a patio, walkway or entrance, a slider is the perfect option for operable windows that won’t interfere with traffic patterns or outdoor activities.
- Both panels in a gliding window design move horizontally along an easy-glide, low- maintenance track providing maximum ventilation options.
- Easy-care design means you can lift out panels to clean the interior and exterior surfaces from inside your home.
Virginia & Washington DC Replacement Windows & Patio Doors: Style with Performance
Whether you’re designing sliding glass doors or gliding windows for your home, glass options help you control the temperature, visible light levels, and incoming harmful UV rays. The best glass solution for your home depends on many things, including your architectural elements, the age of your home and which windows face the sun.
Talk to your Virginia and Washington, DC replacement window consultant about high-performance sliders for your home. Call 1-877-915-9940 to schedule an appointment for a free in-home inspection or fill in the short form on this page for more information.