What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Owensboro, 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, providing a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can oftentimes 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 correct patio door when you recognize that 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 keep in mind when choosing a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for easy maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should watch 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—Each patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Choosing 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, could be the right option.
- Design and model—At our Owensboro showroom, we offer 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to think about, don’t get overwhelmed—our Owensboro experts are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 270-684-3028 or request an appointment with us online.