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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Petoskey, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get some rays.

There are a number of patio doors that give you different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our experts 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:

  1. 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 provide 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 key things that you should keep an eye 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—All patios are different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Determining the use of your patio will help you figure out if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you should look in to 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, could be the right option.
  3. Design and model—At our Petoskey showroom, we offer 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Petoskey specialists are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 231-622-4417 or request an appointment with us online.

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