A patio is an important part of a home
and its total ambiance. Not
only does it serve as a great spot for entertaining, but a
patio can also encourage us to get outside
a tad more and enjoy some fresh air. That’s
why it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that the
entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio
it can offer a lot more than just being an
additional door in your home.
Whether you’ve just completed construction on a patio for your home and are searching for a new sliding patio door or you are simply changing
out an old one, there are a variety of choices
to pick from when you kickoff your
research. We thought it could be helpful to make the process
a little easier by covering a few of the basics
of the most common patio doors you will find on the market.
Sliding Patio Doors
One of the benefits of sliding patio
doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have more
space to work with when it comes to decorating and furniture placement. Sliding patio doors also allow for 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 a few helpful tips to help you while you look:
- Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable
fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
- Doors are created with
one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
- Two, three or four panel models are available.
- Come with various
grille styles to select from.
- Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s
Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
- A range of hardware finishes
Hinged and French
Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great selection
providing 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 superior functionality and practicality.
Hinged and French patio doors have a lot
of similarities to sliding patio doors, providing
you with amazing 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 guarded
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 additional 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
Patios are a great addition to
Northern Virginia homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a great way to show off this amazing
feature. If you want an up-close look at all of
the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, come
by our Northern Virginia showroom, give us a call at 571-292-3519 or set up an
appointment with us online through our online scheduler.