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Let the light in!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Patio Doors

Traditional paned door from the outside

Patio Doors from Inside

Patio doors from the inside

Patio Doors

Modern style patio doors

Adding a patio to your home not only adds a pleasant outdoor space, but the patio doors and adjacent windows allow more light into the house as well.

The length and floorplan of your home and the slope of your yard will determine the length and width of the patio you can add. The longer the patio, the more windows and patio doors you can add to let light in. These photos are of doors to a 9′ patio and a 12′ patio.

Choosing your doors


Choose a style of door that will complement the style of your home and your existing doors and windows. Traditional style homes may want traditional doors with pane inserts and matching windows, while more modern home styles may be enhanced with a cleaner, “no pane” look.

Energy efficiency.

Energy Star®To avoid energy loss through your new doors and windows, be sure to select that meet or exceed the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency.

Click here to visit the Energy Star® Residential Windows, Door, and Skylights website for more information about Energy Star® compliance, tax benefits, and potential savings of residential doors and windows.


System Home Improvement ProductsWindows and Home Renovations Direct offers a wide range of brands, including System, ProVia, Pella, Therma-Tru, and Peachtree.

Learn more about the variety of doors we sell and install.
View our Door Photo Gallery.


If adding a patio and patio doors and windows to your home sounds interesting but confusing and expensive, contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We can you let the light in…affordably!

Ask about our 12 months same as cash financing option!

Improve your home’s curb appeal

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Add Curb Appeal with a New Front Door Entry

This customer added curb appeal with a new front door entry.

“Curb appeal” is a term that real estate agents use to refer to the degree to which much a home’s appearance from the street will entice prospective buyers to want to go inside. The greater the curb appeal, the more likely you are to get more visitors, more offers, and more money when you sell your home.

Even if you aren’t planning to sell your home, its curb appeal affects how you feel when you get home. If you want your home to feel like a sanctuary, driving up and feeling proud of what you see will do a lot to make you feel happier when you get there, as well as making your home more welcoming to your guests.

Number one on Better Homes and Gardens list of 20 Ways to Add Curb Appeal is “Dress up your front door.”
Energy Star
We offer a full line of beautiful front doors and entry systems by ProVia, Pella, Therma-Thru, and Peachtree. All the doors and entry systems we offer meet or exceed the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency.

View our Door Photo Gallery to get some ideas for your home, and then contact us to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation on-site consultation. We’ll work with you to make your home entry even more attractive to you, your guests, and prospective buyers at an affordable price.