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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Minneapolis, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get some rays.

There are a host of patio doors that provide different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how critical the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the right patio door when you recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.

If you’re thinking about a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about when going with a new model:

  1. 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 provide different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are well-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 assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Choosing 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, might be the right choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Minneapolis 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to think about, don’t get stressed—our Minneapolis experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 612-249-7371 or request an appointment with us online.

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