Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Baltimore, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your specific needs. Patios offer 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 some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the proper patio door when you recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking about a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about when choosing a new model:
- 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 offer different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are known for carefree maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should look 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.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Determining the use of your patio will help you determine 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 take pride in 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.
- Design and model—At our Baltimore showroom, we have a wide 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 have the price to fit your budget.
With all of these things to consider, don’t get stressed—our Baltimore experts are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 301-637-0762 or request an appointment with us online.