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Turning a Window Into a Patio Door

If you have a window opening that you want to turn into a sliding patio door instead, there are things you need to know about before proceeding. Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City shares a close look at what you need to know.

Structural Considerations

First, you need to consider your city’s requirements for converting an existing window into a patio door. Your home’s structural integrity might be at risk if you forgo the inspections necessary to determine whether your home improvement project is safe to go ahead with or not. Consider the types of materials you will need to purchase. You’ll also need to consider paying for work on any electrical wiring that might be affected.

Who to Work With

The success of a home improvement project relies a lot on how good your chosen contractor is. They must have systems in place that will guarantee a smooth working relationship and a satisfying output at the end of a project period. When it comes to French doors installation, for instance, Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City works according to a replacement process that has been proven effective in ensuring the completion of fast and high quality work.

Budget and Timeline

As any home improvement project may entail, you need to look into how much everything will cost and if you can afford that or not. You also need to look at the project timeline and decide if you can spare as much time as specified, having work done in and around your home. The last thing you need is a door installation project that either takes too long to finish or never does. 

Trust experts like Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City for professional door replacement services. We also offer window replacement. Give us a call at (605) 388-2644 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. Free in-home consultations are available for homeowners in Rapid City, SD.


"We recently replaced all of the windows in our home. I was most impressed with the friendly staff who knew what I wanted before I did. They seemed to be able to find the perfect window for each one we replaced. We are very pleased with the result. From beginning to end they were professional and helpful. I would highly recommend Renewal by Anderson."

Sheila And Doug Cain
May 15

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