Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Concord, so it’s important to buy a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get some rays.
There are a number 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 team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the right 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 going with a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy 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 assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Determining 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, can be a good option.
- Design and model—At our Concord 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 things to ponder, don’t get overwhelmed—our Concord experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 603-228-3352 or request an appointment with us online.