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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Lewes, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your certain 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 even catch some rays.

There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to how functional your patio is. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the right patio door when you understand 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:

  1. Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a huge role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for easy maintenance while wood doors provide 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—Each patio is 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 decide if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you would like 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, might be a great selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Lewes showroom, we have 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to ponder, don’t get stressed—our Lewes professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 757-208-7052 or request an appointment with us online.

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