What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Shrewsbury, so it’s important to buy a patio door that adheres to your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get some rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that provide different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the correct 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 keep in mind when going with 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 provide different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for carefree maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms 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 all of the setups 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 should look in to 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 a great selection.
- Design and model—At our Shrewsbury showroom, we have 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 sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to think about, don’t get too worried—our Shrewsbury experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (508) 925-7149 or request an appointment with us online.