Most home upgrades can be a bit challenging. Some projects may even seem impossible – such as turning your window into a door. The question is, is it really doable? Experts say the answer is almost always yes. Here’s what happens when you have a window opening converted into a patio door.
What to Consider
Transforming your window into a patio door takes careful planning and consideration. You should 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.
The 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. Remember to consider the types of materials you will need to purchase and also how any electrical wiring might be affected.
What to Expect
Upon hiring your trusted contractors for the job, they’ll walk you through each step of the window conversion process. First, they will get the exact measurements of your new door’s height and width, and check if it can fit the siding opening. Later, they will remove some of the siding material to accommodate your new patio doors, but this can sometimes be tricky, especially if it’s made from pure concrete.
It is important to note that although this kind of project is feasible, you should be mindful of the possible risks of a window to door conversion, including the following:
- Decreased energy inefficiency
- Interior moisture resulting in molds
- Glass breakage
Jeff Woods Construction serves customers as a general contractor across middle Tennessee with our base in Crossville. If you need assistance, fill out our contact form, or call our office at (931) 345-2285 any time.