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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 Fall River, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get a few rays.

There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how critical the door is to how functional your patio is. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the right 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 consider when choosing a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors offer 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 decision are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—All patios are unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Choosing the use of your patio will help you decide 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 the right option.
  3. Design and model—At our Fall River showroom, we offer a number 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.
  4. With all of these things to think about, don’t get stressed—our Fall River specialists are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 508-939-3464 or request an appointment with us online.