Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Monroe, so it’s important to buy a patio door that adheres to your specific needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that give you different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the right patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking through getting a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to keep in mind when going with a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a huge 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 carefree 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 assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Determining the use of your patio will help you decide if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you prefer 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, can be the right selection.
- Design and model—At our Monroe 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to think about, don’t get overwhelmed—our Monroe experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 203-295-4486 or request an appointment with us online.