What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Davenport, so it’s important to get a patio door that fits your specific needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get some rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that give you different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how critical the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the correct patio door when you recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when going with 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 have different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are known for carefree maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords 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—Every patio is unique; 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, could be a good option.
- Design and model—At our Davenport 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 sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these options to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Davenport experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 563-202-8576 or request an appointment with us online.