Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Annapolis, so it’s important to buy a patio door that fits your unique 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 simply get a few rays.
There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how vital the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the proper patio door when you understand 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 think about when picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for simple maintenance while wood doors offer 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 assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is unique; 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 figure out 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 take pride in 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.
- Design and model—At our Annapolis showroom, we carry 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 have the price to fit your budget.
With all of these things to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Annapolis specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 240-293-1068 or request an appointment with us online.