The Case History series explores innovative solutions to window and door problems.
The Mitchell’s trouble began when the one window in their master bedroom fogged up. They loved the view of the little creek winding through the woods out back, and now the fog had spoiled the view.
The Mitchells had never liked this window. It was aluminum and it had never kept them comfortable. Their bedroom had always been too hot or too cold, and now it was gloomy, too.
The Mitchells came to Mr. Rogers Windows looking for a replacement for the fogged window. But as we talked to them, their love for the wooded setting outside the bedroom became clear. They were even talking about adding a deck.
We suggested a patio door to the Mitchells. Not only would they would have a large, private view of the woods outside, they would have instant access when they wanted to take a walk. Plus, with an auxiliary foot lock, a patio door is just as safe as a window.
The Mitchells thought the idea was great, and they quickly fell in love with the Frenchwood sliding door. Our installers came out a few weeks later and cut a new opening for the door. With the help of an electrician they rerouted some wires and installed the patio door.
Now the Mitchells have a lovely view and quick access to their backyard. Their energy bills are falling and the bedroom is their new favorite room.