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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Greenfield, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply catch some rays.

There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how vital the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the right patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.

If you’re considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when choosing a new model:

  1. 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 offer different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should look out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. 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. Choosing the use of your patio will help you figure out 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 take pride in or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be the right option.
  3. Design and model—At our Greenfield 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.
  4. With all of these things to ponder, don’t get overwhelmed—our Greenfield professionals are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (413) 829-0299 or request an appointment with us online.