What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Terre Haute, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your specific needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even catch some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the proper patio door when you understand 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 consider when picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for simple maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should keep an eye out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door choice are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Determining the use of your patio will help you decide if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you would like 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, could be a good option.
- Design and model—At our Terre Haute 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these things to ponder, don’t get stressed—our Terre Haute specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 812-234-0729 or request an appointment with us online.