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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Boone, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your specific needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get some rays.

There are a variety of patio doors that offer different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how critical the door is to how functional your patio is. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the correct patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.

If you’re considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when going with a new model:

  1. 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 provide different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for carefree maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should keep an eye out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door choice are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Deciding the use of your patio will help you determine 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 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 great choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Boone showroom, we carry a large 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to consider, don’t get too worried—our Boone experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 828-202-8489 or request an appointment with us online.

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