Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in North Carolina, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your specific needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get a few rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how crucial the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella know the tips and tricks to help you identify the right patio door when you recognize that 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 consider 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 perks. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should look 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.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each 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 decide 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 take pride in or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, can be a good selection.
- Design and model—At our North Carolina showroom, we offer a wide 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 choices to consider, don’t get stressed—our North Carolina experts are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 866-539-4196 or request an appointment with us online.