Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Southern Pines, so it’s important to add a patio door that fits your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how vital the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the right patio door when you realize 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 keep in mind when picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a huge 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 have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should watch 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 different; 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 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, could be a great selection.
- Design and model—At our Southern Pines showroom, we have a large variety 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 options to ponder, don’t get stressed—our Southern Pines experts are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 910-444-0729 or request an appointment with us online.