Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Albany, so it’s important to buy a patio door that adheres to your specific needs. Patios give you 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 catch some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to how functional your patio is. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the proper patio door when you realize your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Like 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 bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy maintenance while wood doors have 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. Determining the use of your patio will help you determine 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 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 a great option.
- Design and model—At our Albany 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.
With all of these things to ponder, don’t get too worried—our Albany experts are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 518-414-5302 or request an appointment with us online.