Matching the windows is one of the most common considerations of buying new patio doors. But should you even consider it at all? In today’s post, the patio door and window installers at Renewal by Andersen® of Alaska share an overview of the visual relationship between patio door frames and the rest of your home.
Matching Windows and Doors
The human eye is trained to appreciate symmetry. This is why we like things to match, from our outfits, the spines of our book collections, and parts of the house, including trim and window frame colors. Matching colors and styles is an easy and effective way to achieve visual symmetry, and, thanks to modern manufacturing technologies, it’s much easier to match the color of a new component to an existing one. This is why many homeowners choose to match their doors and windows—it’s easy and, for the most part, effective.
Should Your Windows and Patio Match?
Easy as it may be, matching the patio and entry doors with the windows is not your only option. When you have a door and window replacement service like ours that allows virtually any style, color and finish on your doors and windows, you should at least consider expanding your selection. Front entry doors, for instance, have more flexibility in terms of color selection and even the brightest colors will work with any exterior color palette.
There’s also the matter of authenticity. Certain home styles call for certain styles, and sometimes their style requirements sound counterintuitive on paper, but the installation would often look good—not to mention look more authentic—when completed.
Custom Replacement Windows and Entry Doors
With such requirements, you need more than just off-the-rack replacement windows and entry doors. Custom ones are the way to go. Renewal by Andersen offers a wide selection of styles, colors, and finishes that give you the opportunity to achieve virtually any combination of patio doors and replacement windows that your house style calls for. And with ProVia® entry doors, our selection is further extended to custom entry doors.
Renewal by Andersen of Alaska is your leading provider of patio doors and replacement windows. Give us a call at (907) 205-5100 or visit our website here. We serve customers in Anchorage, AK, and surrounding communities in the Kenai Peninsula, The Valley, and Fairbanks.