The Best Doors and Windows in Northern California’s Climate

Mild winters and hot summers characterize the climate in Northern California. This explains why many homes seem to favor the cool and laid-back aesthetics of Spanish or Mexican villa-type architecture using staples such as wide open windows punctuated by hinged French doors. The overall results appear relaxed but the selection process can be anything but.

To help you find the right doors and windows for your home are a few of the best tips from our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento.


The abundance of sunlight in the area is one of the biggest draws of Northern California. While this has plenty of advantages on its own, it could also lead to high solar heat gains, affecting your energy efficiency and causing your cooling bills to skyrocket. Plan carefully where you place your doors and windows, which are the primary points through which sunlight penetrates your home.

You want to place your replacement windows and doors so that most of them are east-facing. The sun is often harsher in the afternoon so you want to avoid that orientation as much as possible during your planning stage.

Glass Area

When it comes to patio doors, both our hinged and sliding French doors are designed to give you the maximum amount of glass area. Our exclusive Fibrex® frames are one of the sturdiest frame materials available today, allowing our products to use less framing and more glass.

In addition, our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glazing performs well to reduce heat transference, making Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and doors perfect for the local climate.

Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento is your leading provider of top-quality patio doors, replacement windows and other home remodeling products and services. Give us a call at (916) 226-3359 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation and request a no-obligation quote today. We serve Roseville, CA.