Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Rochester, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios offer 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 some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors 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 about a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a big 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 provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should look 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—Each patio is 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 figure out 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 are proud of or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be a great selection.
- Design and model—At our Rochester 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these options to consider, don’t get too worried—our Rochester professionals are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 507-847-1060 or request an appointment with us online.