Stop thinking of patio doors simply as entryways into your home; you may be missing out on its aesthetic benefits. With the right combination of patio door customization options and your own personal tastes, your patio doors can be a key element of your home’s overall design.
Here are some ways you can use your patio doors as a design element:
Picture windows may be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about wide views, but patio doors do an equally outstanding job at framing the outdoors. In fact, patio doors make the view more immersive: imagine patio doors that face a lakeside or a patio connecting to an infinity pool. Renewal by Andersen sliding patio doors are perfect for such applications. The sleek and modern design allows slimmer frames for bigger glass areas.
Daylighting is the practice of illuminating indoor spaces using natural light. It makes interior spaces look cheerful and welcoming, reduces your reliance on electrical indoor lighting, and provides health benefits associated with natural sleep cycles. Patio doors can be strategically positioned along the path of the sun (east to west). With the increased glass area, you enjoy the extended benefits of daylighting even longer. Renewal by Andersen French doors and sliding patio doors are available with High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass, our most energy-efficient glass option. It can block up to an amazing 95% of harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, preventing faded furniture and fabrics.
Exaggerated Indoor Height
Homes based on Mountain or Farmhouse architecture can benefit from tall patio doors, especially when installed as part of a window wall. On homes of moderate size, the same style creates a cathedral-like feeling that exaggerates ceiling height and makes the indoor space look taller than it actually is. When lit from the inside at night, the height is further emphasized, enhancing the overall look of your exterior.
To know more about the aesthetic benefits of a tall sliding patio door, call Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico today at (505) 395-5120 or fill out our contact form to discuss your replacement window or patio door needs. We serve homeowners in Albuquerque, NM.