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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Lethbridge, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your certain needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get a few rays.

There are a number of patio doors that give you different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how vital the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team 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 considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to keep in mind when choosing a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are known for carefree maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things 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.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every 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 determine 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 the right selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Lethbridge 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 reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Lethbridge specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 403-328-2517 or request an appointment with us online.

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