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What You Need To Know About Patio Doors: Hinged vs. Sliding for your South Portland, ME home

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Adding or replacing patio doors in your home can come with a lot of choices. From color to material type or product line, there are a lot of choices to ponder. Among these options is the crucial decision of whether you go with a hinged or sliding patio door. Both are great selections and provide their own unique benefits, but ultimately there is one that will work best with your home and style.

Wondering which option is right for your home? Here’s a bit more information to help you choose whether you should purchase a hinged or sliding patio door.

Sliding Patio Doors:

  • If an area is tight, a sliding patio door is most likely the better option given that they don’t require room to swing open
  • Due to their construction they are easy to care for
  • Their large glass panels allow for the most natural light
  • Offer a contemporary look for modern homes
  • Pella Sliding Doors are equipped with a foot bolt lock to open the door about three inches to allow for ventilation.

Hinged Patio Doors:

  • Provide a bigger opening for more foot traffic and allow for furniture to pass through easily
  • Draw the eyes outdoors because of their gorgeous accents
  • Have a low threshold to make coming and going easier
  • Offer a more classic look
  • Pella Hinged Doors offer a multi-point locking system for added security

Every home has its own unique needs, whether it is comfort, style, or functionality related, which is why we carry both hinged and sliding patio doors. No matter which product line or material you pick, we have options to assist in meeting those needs. Whether you prefer wood, fiberglass or vinyl, we can help find the right product for you.

When you add a Pella® patio door in your South Portland home you’re not only getting the aesthetic benefits, you’re getting the innovation that Pella® products offer. Our features show off the attention to detail that you’re searching for.

Whether you have a question about which patio door option is best for your home and your budget or just want to view a few different options, give the professionals at your South Portland Pella Showroom a call at 207-517-2331.