Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Wellesley, so it’s important to get a patio door that adheres to your certain needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just catch some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how critical 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 proper patio door when you realize 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 going with 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 have different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for carefree maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should keep an eye 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—Every patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Deciding the use of your patio will help you determine 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be a great choice.
- Design and model—At our Wellesley showroom, we carry a wide 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to think about, don’t get stressed—our Wellesley professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 781-239-1161 or request an appointment with us online.