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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Syracuse, so it’s important to add a patio door that fits your unique needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get a few rays.

There are a host of patio doors that provide different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the right patio door when you realize 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 keep in mind 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 offer different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should watch for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door choice are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is 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 figure out 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, might be a great choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Syracuse 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to ponder, don’t get stressed—our Syracuse specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 315-565-0399 or request an appointment with us online.