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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Hanover, so it’s important to buy a patio door that adheres to your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get some rays.

There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how vital the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify 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 choosing 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 have different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are known for carefree maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should watch 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 different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. 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 the right selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Hanover 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Hanover professionals are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 781-826-8005 or request an appointment with us online.

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