Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Charlotte, so it’s important to buy a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering 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 unique patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the right patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when going with a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for carefree maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should watch 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 in between. Determining the use of your patio will help you determine if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you should look in to 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, could be a great selection.
- Design and model—At our Charlotte 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 things to consider, don’t get too worried—our Charlotte professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 704-228-9149 or request an appointment with us online.