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What You Need To Know About Patio Doors: Hinged vs. Sliding for your Beltsville, Maryland home

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Adding or replacing patio doors in your home can come with a lot of choices. From color to material type or product line, there are a lot of choices to ponder. Among these options is the key decision of whether you go with a hinged or sliding patio door. Both are great selections and give you their own unique benefits, but ultimately there is one that will work best with your home and style.

Not sure which option is right for your home? Here’s some more information to help you decide whether you should purchase a hinged or sliding patio door.

Sliding Patio Doors:

  • If an area is tight, a sliding patio door is most likely the ideal door given that they don’t require room to swing open
  • Due to their construction they are easy to take care of
  • Their large glass panels allow for maximum natural light
  • Offer a contemporary look for modern homes
  • Pella Sliding Doors are equipped with a foot bolt lock to open the door about three inches to allow for ventilation.

Hinged Patio Doors:

  • Provide a larger opening for more foot traffic and allow for furniture to pass through easily
  • Draw the eyes outdoors because of their detailed accents
  • Have a low threshold to make coming and going easier
  • Offer a more classic look
  • Pella Hinged Doors offer a multi-point locking system for added security

Every home has its own unique needs, whether it is comfort, style, or functionality related, which is why we carry both hinged and sliding patio doors. No matter which product line or material you pick, we have options to help meet those needs. Whether you prefer wood, fiberglass or vinyl, we can help find the right product for you.

When you purchase a Pella® patio door in your Beltsville home you’re not only gaining the aesthetic benefits, you’re getting the innovation that Pella® products offer. Our features show off the attention to detail that you’re in search of.

Whether you have a question about which patio door choice is best for your home and your budget or just want to take a look at a few different options, give the pros at your Beltsville Pella Showroom a call at (301) 327-3013.