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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Colorado Springs, so it’s important to get a patio door that adheres to your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just catch some rays.

There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial 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 recognize that 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 keep in mind when picking a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a huge role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials offer different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are known for carefree maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should keep an eye out 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—All patios are 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 decide 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, might be the right selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Colorado Springs showroom, we have a large 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 reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these things to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Colorado Springs specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (888) 883-8364 or request an appointment with us online.