Windows and patio doors are more than just openings in the wall. They allow ample amounts of natural light in, frame beautiful views and – with the right patio door options – can forge a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor spaces. So, if your project involves buying replacement windows and patio doors, make sure you consider the following aspects:
Large Glass Areas
Windows and patio doors are mostly made of glass and can visually bridge between your interior and exterior spaces. The key is in choosing as few visually obstructive options as your home design allows. For example, while grilles are ideal for curb-facing windows, they may not be best for the yard-facing ones. The idea is not to have your home feel like having walled indoor and outdoor spaces, but rather a single large space that happens to have doors and windows in it.
Many homeowners are worried that choosing large windows might lead to their furniture and other fabrics fading due to more exposure to sunlight. Fortunately, this is not a problem with Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln. Our replacement windows and patio doors all feature High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass that blocks harmful ultraviolet (UV) and infrared rays while letting through as much natural light as clear glass does. Combined with our other patio door and window replacement options, you can let in as much natural light as you want without worrying about heat from the sun or faded fabrics and furniture.
Matching Frame Finishes
Another way to seamlessly connect your indoor and outdoor spaces is to match the window and door frames with your furniture and other decor. Painting the furniture, trim and cornices the same color as the door frames and windows is one way to unite even the most disparate elements. This is why we have prefinished white as one of our interior color options.
If you prefer the look and texture of natural wood grain, our Fibrex® material window frames and Frenchwood® patio doors are both available in stainable pine, oak and maple finish. In addition to giving your interior a consistent look, it gives the impression that the windows and patio doors are merely part of the decor, further reinforcing the look if a single unified space.
If you would like to learn more about connecting your living spaces using replacement windows and patio doors, call Renewal by Andersen of Omaha and Lincoln today at (402) 513-2828, or use our contact form to schedule your no-cost estimate. We are located in Omaha and serve nearby areas including Bellevue and Lincoln, NE.