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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 Peoria, so it’s important to buy a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get a few rays.

There are a number of patio doors that offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how critical the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our team 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 considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when choosing 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 benefits. 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 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 distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, can be a great choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Peoria showroom, we offer a large 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 sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these things to consider, don’t get too worried—our Peoria specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 309-306-3893 or request an appointment with us online.