A patio is an important component of a home
and its general atmosphere. Not
only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a
patio can also motivate us to get out
a little more and enjoy some fresh air. That’s
why it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the
entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio
it can provide you a lot more than just being an
additional door in your home.
Whether you’ve just added a patio to your home and are in
the market for a new sliding patio door or you are simply changing
out an old one, there are a number of choices
to select from when you kickoff your
research. We thought it might be helpful to make the process
a little easier by touching on a few of the basics
of the most common patio doors you will find on the market.
Sliding Patio Doors
One of the perks of sliding patio
doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional
space to work with when you decorate and arrange the
furniture. Sliding patio doors also let in 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 decide 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 made with
one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
- Two, three or four panel models are available.
- Come with a variety of
grille styles to pick from.
- Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s
Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
- A variety of hardware finishes
Hinged and French
Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great selection
giving you 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 you
with superior functionality and practicality.
Hinged and French patio doors tout a lot
of similarities to sliding patio doors, providing
you with fantastic 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 even
- Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass
and white hardware finishes.
- A great deal of grille options
available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or
Patios are a wonderful addition to
Traverse City homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a wonderful way to show off this important
feature. If you want a comprehensive look at all of
the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, drop
by our Traverse City showroom, give us a call at 231-538-2175 or set up an
appointment with us online through our online scheduler.