Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Roanoke, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get a few rays.
There are a number of patio doors that offer different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the proper patio door when you recognize that 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:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for simple maintenance while wood doors offer 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—Every patio is distinctive; 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 decide 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, could be a great option.
- Design and model—At our Roanoke 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to consider, don’t get stressed—our Roanoke professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 540-466-1918 or request an appointment with us online.