Sliding and Hinged Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Hanover, MA Escape – Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

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A patio is an important piece of a home and its general environment. Not only does it act as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also inspire us to get outside a bit more and enjoy some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can offer a lot more than just being an additional door in your home.

Whether you’ve just completed construction on a patio for your home and are looking for a new sliding patio door or you are simply replacing an old one, there are a variety of choices to choose from when you begin your research. We thought it could be helpful to make the process a little easier by breaking down a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find on the market.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the benefits of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional space to work with when you decorate and arrange the furniture. Sliding patio doors also permit a great deal of natural light, adding a warm glow to your home.

So what do you need to know about sliding patio doors to help you decide if they are right for your home? Here are six helpful tidbits to help you in your search:

  • Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
  • Doors are constructed with one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
  • Two, three or four panel models are available.
  • Come with a number of grille styles to choose from.
  • Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
  • A variety of hardware finishes are available.

Hinged and French Patio Doors

Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great option providing craftsmanship that adds character and beauty to any area in your home. With the choice between two doors that swing open from the middle or two doors, one movable and one fixed, you can meet the needs of your home to help ensure superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors tout a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, offering you fantastic flexibility and customization to meet your design and function needs.

  • Hinged doors come as single or double doors.
  • Doors can open from the right or left.
  • The wood construction can be shielded by a low-maintenance. EnduraClad finished aluminum exterior cladding (available in Architect Series®, Designer Series® and Pella ® ProLine 450 Series).
  • Multi-point locking system available for additional security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A variety of grille possibilities available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a wonderful addition to Hanover homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a great way to show off this important feature. If you want an up-close look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, come by our Hanover showroom, give us a call at 781-826-8005 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.