A patio is an important component of a home
and its overall atmosphere. Not
only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a
patio can also motivate us to get outdoors
a little more and breathe in some fresh air. That’s
why it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that the
entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio
it can offer a lot more than just being another door in your home.
Whether you’ve just added a patio to your home and are looking for a new sliding patio door or you are simply changing
out an old one, there are a variety of possibilities
to choose from when you start your
research. We thought it could be helpful to make the process
a little easier by breaking down a few of the basics
of the most common patio doors you will find on the market.
Sliding Patio Doors
One of the benefits of sliding patio
doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have added
space to work with when it comes to decorating and furniture placement. Sliding patio doors also allow for a great
deal of natural light, adding a warm glow to your home.
So what do you need to know about sliding patio doors to
help you decide if they are right for your home? Here
are a few helpful insights to help you in your hunt:
- Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable
fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
- Doors are made with
one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
- Two, three or four panel models are available.
- Come with various
grille styles to pick from.
- Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s
Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
- A number of hardware finishes
Hinged and French
Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great choice
giving you craftsmanship that adds character and
beauty to any space in your home. With the choice between two
doors that swing open from the middle or two doors, one movable and one fixed,
you can meet the needs of your home to help provide superior functionality and practicality.
Hinged and French patio doors tout a lot
of similarities to sliding patio doors, offering you fantastic flexibility and customization to
meet your design and function needs.
- Hinged doors come as single or double doors.
- Doors can open from the right or left.
- The wood construction can be protected
by a low-maintenance. EnduraClad finished aluminum exterior cladding (available
in Architect Series®, Designer Series® and Pella ® ProLine 450 Series).
- Multi-point locking system available for added security.
- Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass
and white hardware finishes.
- A number of grille possibilities
available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or
Patios are a fantastic addition to
Greenfield homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a wonderful way to show off this significant
feature. If you want an up-close look at all of
the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, come
by our Greenfield showroom, give us a call at (413) 829-0299 or set up an
appointment with us online through our online scheduler.