Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Evansville, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even catch some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that give you different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how critical the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the right patio door when you realize 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 keep in mind when picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Similar to what 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 carefree 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 decision are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is different; 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 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, might be a good choice.
- Design and model—At our Evansville showroom, we carry 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 reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these options to consider, don’t get too worried—our Evansville specialists are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 812-228-7000 or request an appointment with us online.