Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Hunt Valley, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a perfect 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 various patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how crucial the door is to how functional your patio is. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the proper patio door when you recognize that 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 think about when going with 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 provide different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for carefree maintenance while wood doors offer 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 decision 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 else you can think of. 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 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 choice.
- Design and model—At our Hunt Valley showroom, we offer 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these things to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Hunt Valley experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 301-354-3633 or request an appointment with us online.