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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 Plattsburgh, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets 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 simply get some rays.

There are a variety of patio doors that give you different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how crucial the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the correct patio door when you understand 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 picking a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Similar to what 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 perks. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for simple maintenance while wood doors provide 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.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Deciding the use of your patio will help you figure out 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, could be a good selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Plattsburgh showroom, we have a large 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to think about, don’t get too worried—our Plattsburgh experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 518-310-2118 or request an appointment with us online.

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