What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Kingston, so it’s important to buy a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing 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 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 identify the right patio door when you recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking through getting a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when going with a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a huge role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for easy maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords 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.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—All patios are unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Deciding 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 take pride in 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 Kingston showroom, we have a number 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 reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these things to think about, don’t get stressed—our Kingston specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 845-663-1025 or request an appointment with us online.