Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Denver, so it’s important to add 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 good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get a few rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that provide different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to how functional your patio is. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the correct 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 picking 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 have different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for carefree maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms 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 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 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 are proud of or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be a great selection.
- Design and model—At our Denver showroom, we offer 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these things to ponder, don’t get stressed—our Denver experts are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (888) 841-5667 or request an appointment with us online.