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The Entrance to Your Norwalk, CT Escape  Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Norwalk, CT Escape Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

A patio is an important component of a home and its total atmosphere. Not only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also encourage us to get outdoors a tad more and breathe in some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can provide you a lot more than just being one more door in your home.

Whether you’ve just added a patio to your home and are looking for a new sliding patio door or you are simply swapping an old one, there are a number of possibilities to choose from when you start your research. We thought it would be helpful to make the process a little easier by breaking down a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find on the market.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the bonuses of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional space to work with when it’s time to decorate and place your furniture. Sliding patio doors also permit a great deal of natural light, adding a warm glow to your home.

So what do you need to know about sliding patio doors to help you decide if they are right for your home? Here are a couple helpful tips to help you in your search:

  • Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
  • Doors are constructed with one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
  • Two, three or four panel models are available.
  • Come with a variety of grille styles to choose from.
  • Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
  • A number of hardware finishes are available.

Hinged and French Patio Doors

Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great selection giving you craftsmanship that adds character and beauty to any room in your home. With the choice between two doors that swing open from the middle or two doors, one movable and one fixed, you can meet the needs of your home to help ensure superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors feature a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, leaving you amazing flexibility and customization to meet your design and function needs.

  • Hinged doors come as single or double doors.
  • Doors can open from the right or left.
  • The wood construction can be protected by a low-maintenance. EnduraClad finished aluminum exterior cladding (available in Architect Series®, Designer Series® and Pella ® ProLine 450 Series).
  • Multi-point locking system available for even more security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A great deal of grille options available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a fantastic addition to Norwalk homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a perfect way to show off this significant feature. If you want an up-close look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by our Norwalk showroom, give us a call at 203-663-3778 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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