Sliding and Hinged Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia Escape – Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

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A patio is an important part of a home and its general ambiance. Not only does it serve as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also encourage us to get out a bit more and take in some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be a big surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can provide you a lot more than just being an additional door in your home.

Whether you’ve just completed construction on a patio for your home and are in the market for a new sliding patio door or you are simply replacing an old one, there are a variety of choices to choose from when you kickoff your research. We thought it might be helpful to make the process a little easier by breaking down a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find available.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the benefits of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional space to work with when you decorate and arrange the furniture. Sliding patio doors also allow for a great deal of natural light, adding a warm glow to your home.

So what do you need to know about sliding patio doors to help you decide if they are right for your home? Here are a few helpful tidbits to help you in your hunt:

  • Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
  • Doors are made with one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
  • Two, three or four panel models are available.
  • Come with a variety of grille styles to pick from.
  • Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
  • A number of hardware finishes are available.

Hinged and French Patio Doors

Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great option offering craftsmanship that adds character and beauty to any room in your home. With the choice between two doors that swing open from the middle or two doors, one movable and one fixed, you can meet the needs of your home to help provide you with superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors tout a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, providing you with amazing flexibility and customization to meet your design and function needs.

  • Hinged doors come as single or double doors.
  • Doors can open from the right or left.
  • The wood construction can be shielded by a low-maintenance. EnduraClad finished aluminum exterior cladding (available in Architect Series®, Designer Series® and Pella ® ProLine 450 Series).
  • Multi-point locking system available for added security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A variety of grille possibilities available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a wonderful addition to North Carolina homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a perfect way to show off this important feature. If you want a closer look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella, stop by our North Carolina showroom, give us a call at 866-539-4196 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.