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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 Portland, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your specific needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get some rays.

There are a host of patio doors that provide different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how critical 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 proper patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.

If you’re thinking about a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to keep in mind when going with a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords 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 unique; 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 would like 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, can be the right option.
  3. Design and model—At our South Portland showroom, we offer 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to ponder, don’t get too worried—our South Portland experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 207-517-2331 or request an appointment with us online.