Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Newport, 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, giving you a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that give you different benefits for your range of 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 understand 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 choosing a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a huge role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy maintenance while wood doors offer 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 choice are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Choosing the use of your patio will help you determine 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, could be a good choice.
- Design and model—At our Newport showroom, we offer a wide 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these options to ponder, don’t get too worried—our Newport specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 401-314-0814 or request an appointment with us online.