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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Saint Louis, so it’s important to get a patio door that fits your certain needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just catch some rays.

There are a host of patio doors that provide different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how vital the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the correct patio door when you recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.

If you’re thinking through getting a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about when picking a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for carefree maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should keep an eye 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.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Determining the use of your patio will help you decide if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you prefer 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 a good selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Saint Louis 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 reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Saint Louis professionals are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 314-207-0726 or request an appointment with us online.