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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Beltsville, so it’s important to add a patio door that fits your specific needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get a few rays.

There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how crucial the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our experts 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 think about when picking a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials offer different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should look out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door choice are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. 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 determine if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you should look in to 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 choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Beltsville showroom, we offer a large 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to think about, don’t get stressed—our Beltsville professionals are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (301) 327-3013 or request an appointment with us online.