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
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
Hinged and French
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
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.