Blog
The Entrance to Your Minneapolis, MN Escape  Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Minneapolis, MN Escape Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

A patio is an important part of a home and its overall atmosphere. Not only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also inspire us to get outside a bit more and enjoy some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can offer a lot more than just being an additional door in your home.

Whether you’ve just completed construction on a patio for your home and are searching for a new sliding patio door or you are simply replacing an old one, there are a host of choices to choose from when you kickoff your research. We thought it would 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 available.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the perks of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional space to work with when it’s time to decorate and place your furniture. Sliding patio doors also permit 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 conclude if they are right for your home? Here are six helpful tips to help you in your hunt:

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

Hinged and French Patio Doors

Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great selection giving you 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 you with superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors feature a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, offering you 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 guarded 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 added security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A number of grille possibilities available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a fantastic addition to Minneapolis homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a perfect way to show off this amazing feature. If you want a closer look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by our Minneapolis showroom, give us a call at 612-249-7371 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

Back to Blog
Live Chat
I can help with your window or door replacement questions.