Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Traverse City, so it’s important to get a patio door that adheres to your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to how functional your patio is. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the correct patio door when you recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking through getting a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about when choosing a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things 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.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Choosing 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 take pride in or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, can be the right choice.
- Design and model—At our Traverse City showroom, we carry 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these things to consider, don’t get too worried—our Traverse City specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 231-538-2175 or request an appointment with us online.