What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Eau Claire, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your unique needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get a few rays.
There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes 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 find the right patio door when you understand 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 keep in mind when choosing 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 benefits. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should keep an eye 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—All patios are distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Deciding the use of your patio will help you decide if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you would like 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, can be the right option.
- Design and model—At our Eau Claire showroom, we have a number 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 choices to ponder, don’t get stressed—our Eau Claire professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 715-836-9301 or request an appointment with us online.