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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 Natick, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your specific needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get a few rays.

There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the right patio door when you realize 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 picking a new model:

  1. 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 provide different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are known for carefree 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 distinctive; 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 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 choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Natick 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 number 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 Natick specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (781) 239-1161 or request an appointment with us online.

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