Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Asheville, so it’s important to get a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just catch some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how crucial the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the proper 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 think about when choosing a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a huge 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 carefree maintenance while wood doors offer 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 assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Determining 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 take pride in or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be a good choice.
- Design and model—At our Asheville 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these options to consider, don’t get too worried—our Asheville professionals are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 828-202-8673 or request an appointment with us online.