Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Northern Virginia, so it’s important to add a patio door that fits your specific needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your unique 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 proper patio door when you recognize that 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 keep in mind when choosing a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a huge role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials offer different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for easy maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should keep an eye out 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 distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Deciding 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, can be a good choice.
- Design and model—At our Northern Virginia 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 think about, don’t get overwhelmed—our Northern Virginia professionals are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 571-292-3519 or request an appointment with us online.