Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Springfield, so it’s important to get a patio door that adheres to your certain needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that provide different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the correct patio door when you realize your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking about a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about when picking 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 offer different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for easy maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords 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—All patios are different; 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 decide if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you prefer 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, might be a great option.
- Design and model—At our Springfield showroom, we carry 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these things to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Springfield specialists are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 217-793-0550 or request an appointment with us online.