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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Mt. Pleasant, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your specific needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get some rays.

There are a variety of patio doors that offer different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how critical the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our professionals 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 think about when choosing 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 have different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for carefree maintenance while wood doors offer 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 choice are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Determining 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, can be the right option.
  3. Design and model—At our Mt. Pleasant showroom, we have 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these things to think about, don’t get too worried—our Mt. Pleasant experts are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 989-317-2558 or request an appointment with us online.

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