Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Edmonton, so it’s important to add 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 even get a few rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that give you different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how crucial the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the correct patio door when you recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking through getting a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when choosing a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as 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 recognized for simple maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should watch 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—Each patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Deciding 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 option.
- Design and model—At our Edmonton 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these options to ponder, don’t get too worried—our Edmonton professionals are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 780-439-9344 or request an appointment with us online.