Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Decatur, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your specific 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 just get a few rays.
There are a host of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of 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 identify the correct patio door when you understand 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 think about when going with a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a big 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 easy 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 distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Choosing the use of your patio will help you figure out 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 Decatur 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these things to ponder, don’t get overwhelmed—our Decatur experts are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 217-423-7722 or request an appointment with us online.