Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Cape Cod, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even catch some rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that give you different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to how functional your patio is. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the proper patio door when you realize 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 keep in mind when picking a new model:
- 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 offer different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are known for simple maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should keep an eye 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—All patios are different; 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 are proud of or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be a great option.
- Design and model—At our Cape Cod showroom, we carry 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.
With all of these options to think about, don’t get too worried—our Cape Cod experts are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 508-638-5897 or request an appointment with us online.