Sliding and Hinged Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Charlotte, North Carolina Escape – Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

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A patio is an important piece of a home and its overall environment. Not only does it act as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also encourage us to get outdoors a tad more and breathe in some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can provide you a lot more than just being an additional door in your home.

Whether you’ve just built a patio for your home and are looking for a new sliding patio door or you are simply replacing an old one, there are a number of possibilities to choose from when you start your research. We thought it could be helpful to make the process a little easier by breaking down a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find available.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the perks of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional space to work with when it’s time to decorate and place your furniture. Sliding patio doors also permit a great deal of natural light, adding a warm glow to your home.

So what do you need to know about sliding patio doors to help you determine if they are right for your home? Here are six helpful tidbits to help you while you look:

  • Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
  • Doors are constructed with one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
  • Two, three or four panel models are available.
  • Come with a variety of grille styles to select from.
  • Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
  • A number of hardware finishes are available.

Hinged and French Patio Doors

Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great option offering craftsmanship that adds character and beauty to any area in your home. With the choice between two doors that swing open from the middle or two doors, one movable and one fixed, you can meet the needs of your home to help provide you with superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors have a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, leaving you great flexibility and customization to meet your design and function needs.

  • Hinged doors come as single or double doors.
  • Doors can open from the right or left.
  • The wood construction can be shielded by a low-maintenance. EnduraClad finished aluminum exterior cladding (available in Architect Series®, Designer Series® and Pella ® ProLine 450 Series).
  • Multi-point locking system available for even more security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A variety of grille options available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a wonderful addition to Charlotte homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a wonderful way to show off this important feature. If you want a comprehensive look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, come by our Charlotte showroom, give us a call at 704-228-9149 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.