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The Entrance to Your South Portland, ME Escape  Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your South Portland, ME Escape Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

A patio is an important component of a home and its overall ambiance. Not only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also inspire us to get out a little more and enjoy some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be a huge 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 another door in your home.

Whether you’ve just added a patio to your home and are searching for a new sliding patio door or you are simply changing out an old one, there are a variety of choices to pick from when you start your research. We thought it would be helpful to make the process a little easier by covering a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find available.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the perks of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have added space to work with when you decorate and arrange the furniture. Sliding patio doors also allow for 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 conclude if they are right for your home? Here are a few helpful insights to help you in your hunt:

  • 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 number 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 provide superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors feature a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, providing you with 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 protected 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 added security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A variety of grille options available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a great addition to South Portland homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a perfect way to show off this significant feature. If you want a comprehensive look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by our South Portland showroom, give us a call at 207-517-2331 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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