Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Providence, so it’s important to add a patio door that fits your certain needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply catch some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how vital 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 recognize that 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 choosing 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 offer different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for simple maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords 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 unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Deciding the use of your patio will help you determine 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 are proud of or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, could be a great option.
- Design and model—At our Providence showroom, we have 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 options to consider, don’t get too worried—our Providence professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 508-413-3004 or request an appointment with us online.