What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Jackson, so it’s important to get a patio door that fits your certain 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 simply get some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that provide different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how critical the door is to how functional your patio is. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find 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 keep in mind when choosing 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 provide different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for carefree maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should look out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door decision are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything 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 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, can be the right selection.
- Design and model—At our Jackson showroom, we carry 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 reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to ponder, don’t get too worried—our Jackson experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 307-733-0535 or request an appointment with us online.