Floor space is an important yet rarely discussed aspect of patio door replacement, particularly when choosing patio doors for your home. Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County shares an in-depth look at how floor allowance affects your patio door choice.
What Is Floor Allowance?
Floor allowance applies to hinged doors like French doors, particularly in the space needed for them to swing open. It is typically illustrated on floor plans as a wedge, with the curve representing the swing space. Most people tend to pick French doors as their first choice as they are the type that almost everyone knows. But, not all spaces can fit hinged doors. Without floor space, it would defeat the French doors’ purpose as entry doors.
In case French doors do not readily fit the floor plan, the easiest fix is to simply rearrange the furniture. If that is not an option, the homeowner should consider an out-swinging option, which is not as common, yet is an effective alternative nevertheless. It should be noted that the adjoining deck should be at floor level or lower; otherwise, the sashes won’t open. If that still isn’t an option, the homeowner should consider other options, such as sliding glass doors.
Custom Patio Doors
Choosing a patio door company that offers custom patio doors gives you better control over your patio door choices. Off-the-shelf units are often only available in certain sizes and can solely be installed under certain conditions, which means you have to make adjustments in order to make the door fit.
On the other hand, our patio doors are custom-built by our parent company, Andersen® Corporation, and can be customized to fit every requirement. Choose the style, color and grille patterns, even the door swing direction. Our expert consultants can help you find the right patio doors that will make the most efficient use of floor allowance – and more.
To learn more about our custom French doors and our other services, call Renewal by Andersen of Orange County today at (949) 216-7711. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no obligation quote. We serve Orange County, CA, and surrounding areas.