Sliding and Hinged Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Cape Cod, Massachusetts Escape – Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

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A patio is an important component of a home and its overall environment. Not only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also encourage us to get out a bit more and breathe in some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be a big surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can deliver a lot more than just being one more door in your home.

Whether you’ve just added a patio to your home and are in the market for a new sliding patio door or you are simply changing out an old one, there are a number of options to pick from when you begin your research. We thought it would be helpful to make the process a little easier by covering a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find out there.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the benefits of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have more space to work with when it comes to decorating and furniture placement. Sliding patio doors also allow for a great deal of natural light, adding a warm glow to your home.

So what do you need to know about sliding patio doors to help you decide if they are right for your home? Here are a couple helpful tips to help you in your hunt:

  • Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
  • Doors are created with one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
  • Two, three or four panel models are available.
  • Come with a variety of grille styles to select from.
  • Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
  • A variety of hardware finishes are available.

Hinged and French Patio Doors

Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great option offering craftsmanship that adds character and beauty to any area in your home. With the choice between two doors that swing open from the middle or two doors, one movable and one fixed, you can meet the needs of your home to help ensure superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors feature a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, offering you great flexibility and customization to meet your design and function needs.

  • Hinged doors come as single or double doors.
  • Doors can open from the right or left.
  • The wood construction can be protected by a low-maintenance. EnduraClad finished aluminum exterior cladding (available in Architect Series®, Designer Series® and Pella ® ProLine 450 Series).
  • Multi-point locking system available for even more security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A great deal of grille possibilities available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a fantastic addition to Cape Cod homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a great way to show off this amazing feature. If you want a comprehensive look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by our Cape Cod showroom, give us a call at 508-638-5897 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.