What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are often the highlight of the summer in West Springfield, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get a few rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how critical the door is to how functional your patio is. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the proper patio door when you realize your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking about a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when picking 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 simple maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should keep an eye out 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—All patios are unique; 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 determine 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be a good choice.
- Design and model—At our West Springfield showroom, we offer a wide 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 host 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 stressed—our West Springfield specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (413) 561-7599 or request an appointment with us online.