Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Long Island, so it’s important to buy a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply catch some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can occasionally 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 identify the proper patio door when you realize 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 consider when picking a new model:
- 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 provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should keep an eye 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—All patios are distinctive; 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 determine 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 take pride in or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, can be a good choice.
- Design and model—At our Long Island showroom, we offer 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these things to ponder, don’t get overwhelmed—our Long Island specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 516-331-0031 or request an appointment with us online.