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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 South Burlington, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your certain 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 some rays.

There are a variety of patio doors that give you different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how vital the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team 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 considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about when choosing a new model:

  1. 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 perks. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for easy maintenance while wood doors have 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 assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—All patios are distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything 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 prefer 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, might be a great selection.
  3. Design and model—At our South Burlington 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 sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to think about, don’t get overwhelmed—our South Burlington professionals are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (802) 557-0429 or request an appointment with us online.