Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Westerly, so it’s important to add a patio door that fits your certain needs. Patios give you 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 some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that give you different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how critical the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the proper patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking through getting a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about when picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Similar to what 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 bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should look 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—All patios are distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Determining the use of your patio will help you figure out if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you prefer 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, can be the right option.
- Design and model—At our Westerly showroom, we carry 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to ponder, don’t get too worried—our Westerly experts are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 401-315-7032 or request an appointment with us online.