Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Winston-Salem, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your specific 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 even get some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how critical the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the proper patio door when you understand 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 going with a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors provide 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 assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—All patios are different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Determining the use of your patio will help you decide 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, could be a good option.
- Design and model—At our Winston-Salem showroom, we have 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 have the price to fit your budget.
With all of these options to consider, don’t get stressed—our Winston-Salem experts are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 336-203-0704 or request an appointment with us online.