Choosing the Right Front Patio Doors for New Construction Homes
New construction homes are opportunities to build a cohesive style across architecture, décor and more. Front patio doors are a key detail, uniting indoor and outdoor spaces. They should complement other elements like windows and landscaping.
But how do you settle on the right front patio doors? There are several styles to choose from, like sliding patio doors or French doors. The materials, accents and color should also be compared. Pella of Eau Claire can provide expert guidance and the highest-quality patio doors for new construction homes.
Stop by our showroom or schedule a free, in-home consultation to discover your options. We’ll turn your vision into a reality.
How to Choose the Right Front Patio Doors
Pella delivers the perfect combination of form and function. Customize the color, stain and other details of front patio doors for a truly unique look.
1. Work with the Space and Square Footage
New construction is ideal for entry doors because you aren’t stuck with existing square footage. For example, hinged doors have to have enough clearance to open fully. If a front patio door swings inward, smaller rooms may not have the square footage necessary.
Take the time to consider what the indoor spaces will be used for. Large furniture or limited space usually make sliding doors the more convenient option, especially if the front patio will see heavy use.
2. Blend with the Home’s Architectural Style and Décor
Exterior doors influence every home’s curb appeal. For new construction homes, you’ll want to establish a consistent look from the foundation to the roof. Front patio doors should complement the rest of the exterior.
Classic or traditional styles make French patio doors a solid option. The Pella® Lifestyle Series offers an upgrade for integrated blinds or shades. They can create an elegant façade without sacrificing privacy.
But for modern, streamlined architecture, sliding patio doors may be preferable. Their minimalist style provides plenty of natural light. Check out available customization options for the Pella Architect Series® to strike the right balance.
French patio doors are one of the most popular options. Their timeless look fits with many architectural styles. A single door offers simple elegance, while dual options create a sense of grandeur.
Pella’s French doors come in beautiful product lines like the Architect and Lifestyle Series. These doors are manufactured from quality wood and come with a wide range of customizable details and upgrades. We can accommodate your preferred grille pattern, color and more. Many of our innovative features offer ENERGY STAR®-rated efficiency, helping you save on heating and cooling costs.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass patio doors are the other most popular selection, valued for their nearly maintenance-free construction. Pella products like the Impervia® series boast outstanding durability. They’re manufactured to withstand the worst weather of every season, from scorching heat to bitter cold.
Your client sometimes prefers sliding front patio doors for their versatility. They ensure maximum floor space and suit most budgets as well as architectural styles. Consider investing in Pella multi-slide or bifold patio doors to make the most of these features. Multi-panel doors open from one side or the middle and provide an unobstructed view of the outdoors.
3. Don’t Forget the Local Climate
The climate can have a large effect on the durability and energy efficiency of your windows. Both Pella’s French and sliding glass doors come with ENERGY STAR-rated features, but sliding doors are generally expected to endure severe weather more successfully.
The lack of hinges lowers the risk of storms blowing them open. Sliding front patio doors come in vinyl and fiberglass, materials that resist sun exposure and changes in temperature.
Pella Offers Unrivaled Quality and Versatility
Your new construction project deserves the best. For high-quality front patio doors, let the professionals at Pella of Eau Claire share their expertise.
Schedule an appointment or stop by our Eau Claire showroom for details about Pella product lines. For a personal touch, request a free consultation. We’ll help you find the front patio doors perfect for new construction homes.