Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Raleigh, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your unique needs. Patios offer 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 get a few rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that give you different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our professionals 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 thinking through getting a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about 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 perks. 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 look out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door decision are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—All patios are 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 prefer 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, can be a good choice.
- Design and model—At our Raleigh 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 have the price to fit your budget.
With all of these options to think about, don’t get stressed—our Raleigh specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 919-324-0196 or request an appointment with us online.