Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Nashville, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get a few rays.
There are a number of patio doors that offer different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how crucial the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our professionals 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 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—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient benefits. 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 look out 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 different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Choosing the use of your patio will help you decide 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be the right option.
- Design and model—At our Nashville showroom, we offer a number 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.
With all of these choices to think about, don’t get stressed—our Nashville professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 615-348-8786 or request an appointment with us online.