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Things to Consider When Purchasing a Patio Door

Our Colorado summer is well underway and hope you have been able to enjoy it so far! One way to enjoy your summer even more is to replace your patio door, or maybe even take on a larger project like turning a window into a patio door so you can enjoy the outdoors even more! Increasing the size of your patio door is an amazing way to make your outdoor space feel like an extension of your home.

Here are some important factors to consider when you are ready to purchase a new patio door or replace your current patio door.

Style & Design

There are two main patio door styles, sliding patio doors, and French patio doors. Sliding patio doors, or gliding doors, are a great option if you are tight on space while at the same time allowing the most amount of natural light in. French Patio doors, also known as swinging patio doors, allow for a large opening when both doors are in use.

Contact the team at New Windows for America for a free estimate where we will measure the space, and talk to you about style options, orientation, and configuration. With our experience, you can trust that we will ensure that your new patio door will fit well with your space, provide you with the functionality you are looking for, and make sure to give you options so you can stay within a reasonable budget.

Energy Efficiency

A high-quality patio door has many of the same features as an energy-efficient window, including double-paned glass, and Low-E coating. Frame material also makes a difference affecting energy-efficiency with fiberglass and vinyl being the most insulating frame material. Ask New Windows for America for the most efficient patio doors with the Energy Star Most Efficient 2023 designation.


If you are concerned with the amount of maintenance requirements of a new patio door, please consider the type of material being used. Some materials may require more upkeep than other materials. Choosing a patio door that will best fit your lifestyle is a great question to ask the team at New Windows for America.

Ease of Operation

Sliding patio doors should glide smoothly, while French patio doors should open and close easily. Our experienced installers will go over the functionality and operation of your new patio door to ensure you have a hassle-free experience.


An important factor of a patio door is its security features. Ask us about locking mechanisms or other added security options that may be important for your family and home.


At New Windows for America, we offer many options! Once you have established a budget for your new patio door, we can help to offer you pricing from our different suppliers based on your budget. Considering the long-term value and benefits of investing in a higher-quality door may benefit you more in the long run.

We hope that when you are ready to purchase a patio door, the above factors will help you with your decision. We suggest that when you are ready to replace your patio door or purchase a new sliding door, you consult with a local, professional patio door installer, like New Windows for America. We can offer you patio door replacement options that are most suited to your home and budget.

Ask the team at New Windows for America about our special offers and how you can save this summer on your patio door replacement and patio door installation needs.


New Windows for America is a local and family-owned business for over 25+ years, installing a wide range of energy-efficient windows, doors, and siding. With our trained and professional installers, you can trust New Windows for America as your local window, door, and siding installer to perform a quality installation. We have a 5-star professional and knowledgeable team to help you choose the best windows, siding, and doors for your home, to fit your style, and budget.

Contact us today to schedule your FREE In-Home Estimate.