Houses come in a wide range of architectural styles. Our country’s architectural history is very rich, and there are many examples of homes that draw influence from particular historic periods. In the second part of our two-part blog series, we will discuss some popular home styles and explain which patio doors match them. Renewal by Andersen® of Nashville, a replacement doors expert, explains more:
Craftsman style homes have deep and broad porch elements, and they feature shallow-pitched roofs with exposed rafter tails and deep overhangs. We recommend using a hinged patio door with stained wood for this home style. This patio door will match the double-hung windows with stained wood interiors that come standard with this architectural design. The windows are usually vertical in proportion, so take that into account when designing your patio door.
Industrial Modern homes focus on simple forms that are arranged asymmetrically. Like many modern and contemporary homes, it focuses on highlighting the materials used and not on ornamentation. Windows in this house style are rectangular in shape with clear glass panes. The patio doors need to look similar, so as a door and window replacement expert, we suggest using a contemporary sliding door with a dark exterior color. The patio door needs to have a sleek and clean appearance.
American Farmhouse style homes feature asymmetrical massing with a gable at the front of the house, and they are usually one and a half to two stories tall. They have double-hung windows that are taller than they are wide. Patio doors were not used in the original Farmhouse style homes, but today’s customizable patio doors can be easily styled to match this home’s architectural design. Windows and doors look best with rich earth-tone colors and simple detailing.
During our first meetings, our door experts will evaluate your home’s appearance and recommend patio door designs that match your home’s style. In addition to door replacement, we can install new casement windows, double-hung windows, picture windows and other window types. Call us at (615) 238-9463, or fill this out to learn more about our services and products. You can also ask for a free in-home consultation. We serve Clarksville and nearby areas in Tennessee.
If you missed the first part of this blog post, check it out now. We provide tips to help homeowners choose the right patio door for their needs.