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Converting a Window Opening Into a Patio Door

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There are home upgrades that some may think impossible, but are actually doable. One of these projects is transforming your window into a patio door. However, it is essential to note that although this project is feasible, it may cause decreased energy inefficiency and glass breakage. 

What to Consider

  1. Transforming your window into a patio door takes careful planning and consideration. It is urged to work with a trusted and experienced contractor to do all the necessary work for the job. You’ll also need to secure a permit for your conversion so that you’ll avoid problems and other complications during and after the project’s completion. 
  2. Always remember the need for preparing for the replacement of materials. After all, having your new patio doors won’t be possible if you don’t remove your wall and windows first. If you hire reliable contractors, it’s guaranteed that they will do their best not to compromise these materials during your project.
  3. Prioritize your electrical wiring around the window. Remember that the wall around your future patio door may have electrical wiring, and hiring an electrician will be urged if your project has to interrupt the wiring. By doing so, you will be assured that your electrical wirings are placed back correctly. 

Other Things to Remember

  • If you consider this kind of project, you must understand that everything must be done right the first time. If done right, then you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of a new patio door without any worries.
  • Don’t ever cut corners. As stated, should the window conversion require that you hire an electrician to rewire the wall you just opened up, do it.

Build Your Door!

For your door and window replacement needs, turn to Madison Door. We are among the area’s leading window replacement companies and door installation teams. We also offer a range of other exterior home services, including skylights and shutters. Give us a call at (973) 310-5932, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.