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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Greensboro, so it’s important to buy a patio door that fits your certain needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get a few rays.

There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the correct 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 consider when picking a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient perks. 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 watch for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—All patios are distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Determining the use of your patio will help you figure out 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 the right selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Greensboro 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these things to ponder, don’t get stressed—our Greensboro professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 336-203-0576 or request an appointment with us online.