What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Danville, so it’s important to buy a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that provide different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how crucial the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the proper patio door when you realize your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking about a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about when choosing a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should watch for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door decision are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Choosing the use of your patio will help you decide if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you should look in to a sliding patio door. If you also have a backyard that you treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be the right selection.
- Design and model—At our Danville showroom, we offer a number of patio door options such as our Architect Series® with wood doors, Designer Series® with snap-in window technology or our Pella® 450 Series with a host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these options to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Danville experts are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 217-443-3355 or request an appointment with us online.