What to Look for When Buying New Patio Doors

What to Look for When Buying New PatioView of living area inside home with wood flooring, bar countertop with barstool, and white hinged patio door that is open, leading to yard. Doors

Replacing the patio doors at your home can seem like a stressful process at the onset, especially when you aren’t completely certain as to what you’re searching for. There are myriad patio door options available in today’s market, all offering various features and benefits. So, how can you narrow your search down to the patio doors that are best suited for your home? Here are a few factors to consider when buying new patio doors:


Your new patio doors are likely to be exposed to a wide range of outdoor elements and their fair share of accidental bumps and slams from the inside of your home. That’s why it’s critical that during your search for new patio doors, you take durability into account. Patio doors from Renewal by Andersen®, for example, are crafted from a proprietary composite material called Fibrex® that doesn’t rot like real wood will when exposed to elevated levels of humidity, or warp like vinyl patio doors can under intense heat.

Ease of Maintenance

Because many patio doors are made from traditional wood, they tend to absorb moisture over time. In order to keep these doors looking their best, they’ll need to be scraped, sanded, and re-stained time and again. And like many other busy homeowners these days, you may not have the time in your schedule to perform the requisite upkeep. Therefore, looking for patio doors that are able to retain their beautiful look with little to no maintenance is invaluable.

Visual Appeal

Speaking of beauty, visual appeal is sure to be a high-ranking factor of yours when buying new patio doors. And while there are many aesthetically pleasing patio doors available on the market, none of them will contribute to your home quite in the way a set of customizable patio doors will. With RBA patio doors, you’ll never have to sacrifice beauty in exchange for performance. With a wide range of interior and exterior colors, hardware options, and grille patterns to select from, homeowners can create a truly stunning look for their patio doors that’s unique to their home.


Just like any other entry point on your home, your patio doors should serve as an impenetrable barrier to potential intruders. Be sure to look for patio doors that offer enhanced security features, such as the five-point locking system found in RBA hinged patio doors that deliver instant peace of mind with the turn of the lock.

Getting Your Patio Doors from a Trusted Source

Finally, choosing the right source for your patio doors is perhaps just as important as the doors themselves. When it comes to partnering with a home improvement company, the best price doesn’t always translate into the best quality. Be sure to select your patio doors from a company that has a proven track record of exhibiting professionalism and performing top-quality installations.

For homeowners in the Green Bay area, one name stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to offering premium patio doors and expert installation services—RBA of Greater Wisconsin. Not only do we offer patio doors from Renewal by Andersen that meet even the loftiest of standards, but our certified master craftsmen are well versed in the installation practices of this renowned manufacturer and will install your new patio doors at your home with little interruption to your daily life.

Contact the RBA Greater Wisconsin team today to schedule a complimentary consultation at your home.

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