Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Norwalk, so it’s important to get a patio door that fits your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just catch some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that offer different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how vital the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the right patio door when you understand 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 choosing a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are known for simple maintenance while wood doors provide 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 choice are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Choosing the use of your patio will help you decide if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you prefer 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, could be a good option.
- Design and model—At our Norwalk showroom, we carry 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to ponder, don’t get overwhelmed—our Norwalk experts are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 203-663-3778 or request an appointment with us online.