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The Entrance to Your Mt. Pleasant, MI Escape  Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Mt. Pleasant, MI Escape Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

A patio is an important part of a home and its general ambiance. Not only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also encourage us to get out a tad more and enjoy some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be a big surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can provide you a lot more than just being another door in your home.

Whether you’ve just added a patio to your home and are searching for a new sliding patio door or you are simply swapping an old one, there are a host of options to select from when you kickoff your research. We thought it could be helpful to make the process a little easier by touching on a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find on the market.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the bonuses of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have added space to work with when you decorate and arrange the furniture. Sliding patio doors also let in a great deal of natural light, adding a warm glow to your home.

So what do you need to know about sliding patio doors to help you determine if they are right for your home? Here are six helpful tidbits to help you in your hunt:

  • Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
  • Doors are made with one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
  • Two, three or four panel models are available.
  • Come with a variety of grille styles to choose from.
  • Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
  • A range of hardware finishes are available.

Hinged and French Patio Doors

Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great option offering craftsmanship that adds character and beauty to any room in your home. With the choice between two doors that swing open from the middle or two doors, one movable and one fixed, you can meet the needs of your home to help provide superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors have a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, providing you with fantastic flexibility and customization to meet your design and function needs.

  • Hinged doors come as single or double doors.
  • Doors can open from the right or left.
  • The wood construction can be protected by a low-maintenance. EnduraClad finished aluminum exterior cladding (available in Architect Series®, Designer Series® and Pella ® ProLine 450 Series).
  • Multi-point locking system available for additional security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A number of grille choices available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a fantastic addition to Mt. Pleasant homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a wonderful way to show off this amazing feature. If you want a comprehensive look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by our Mt. Pleasant showroom, give us a call at 989-317-2558 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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