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What You Need To Know About Patio Doors: Hinged vs. Sliding for your Wellesley, MA home

What You Need To Know About Patio Doors: Hinged vs. Sliding for your Wellesley, MA home

Adding or replacing patio doors in your home can come with a lot of things to think about. From color to material type or product line, there are a lot of choices to consider. Among these considerations is the important decision of whether you go with a hinged or sliding patio door. Both are great selections and offer their own unique benefits, but ultimately there is one that will work best with your home and style.

Unsure which option is right for your home? Here’s a little more information to help you choose whether you should go with a hinged or sliding patio door.

Sliding Patio Doors:

  • If an area is tight, a sliding patio door is most likely the best option given that they don’t require room to swing open
  • Due to their construction they are easy to maintain
  • Their large glass panels allow for the most natural light
  • Offer a contemporary look for modern homes
  • Pella Sliding Doors are equipped with a foot bolt lock to open the door about three inches to allow for ventilation.

Hinged Patio Doors:

  • Provide a bigger opening for more foot traffic and allow for furniture to pass through easily
  • Draw the eyes outdoors because of their intricate accents
  • Have a low threshold to make coming and going easier
  • Provide a more classic look
  • Pella Hinged Doors offer a multi-point locking system for added security

Every home has its own unique needs, whether it is comfort, style, or functionality related, which is why we offer both hinged and sliding patio doors. No matter which product line or material you pick, we have options to help you meet those needs. Whether you prefer wood, fiberglass or vinyl, we can help find the right product for you.

When you add a Pella® patio door in your Wellesley home you’re not only getting the aesthetic benefits, you’re getting the innovation that Pella® products offer. Our features show off the attention to detail that you’re searching for.

Whether you have a question about which patio door choice is best for your home and your budget or just want to see a few different options, give the experts at your Wellesley Pella Showroom a call at 781-239-1161.

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