Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Gaithersburg, so it’s important to get a patio door that fits your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get a few rays.
There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how critical the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the proper 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 consider when going with a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Like 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 bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should look 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.
- 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. 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 are proud of or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, could be a good option.
- Design and model—At our Gaithersburg 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 things to think about, don’t get too worried—our Gaithersburg specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 202-594-3979 or request an appointment with us online.