Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Portsmouth, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply catch some rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of 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 find the correct patio door when you understand 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 picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should watch for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Deciding the use of your patio will help you figure out if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you should look in to a sliding patio door. If you also have a backyard that you treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, could be a good selection.
- Design and model—At our Portsmouth 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these things to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Portsmouth specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 603-945-0181 or request an appointment with us online.