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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Boston, so it’s important to buy a patio door that fits your unique needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get some rays.

There are a number of patio doors that offer different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how vital the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the right patio door when you realize 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—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a huge role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for simple maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should watch 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 distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Deciding the use of your patio will help you figure out if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you prefer 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, can be a great selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Boston 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to think about, don’t get overwhelmed—our Boston professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 617-712-2342 or request an appointment with us online.

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