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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 Kalamazoo, so it’s important to get a patio door that fits your unique 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 just get a few rays.

There are a variety of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how vital 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 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 consider when picking a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials offer different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy 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.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—All patios are different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Choosing 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, could be a good choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Kalamazoo showroom, we carry 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 ponder, don’t get stressed—our Kalamazoo specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 269-215-4157 or request an appointment with us online.