A patio is an important piece of a home
and its total environment. Not
only does it serve as a great spot for entertaining, but a
patio can also encourage us to get outdoors
a bit more and enjoy some fresh air. That’s
why it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the
entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio
it can deliver a lot more than just being one more door in your home.
Whether you’ve just completed construction on a patio for your home and are searching for a new sliding patio door or you are simply replacing an old one, there are a number of options
to pick from when you start your
research. We thought it would be helpful to make the process
a little easier by touching on a few of the basics
of the most common patio doors you will find available.
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 let in 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 six helpful tidbits to help you while you look:
- Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable
fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
- Doors are made 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 select from.
- Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s
Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
- A variety of hardware finishes
Hinged and French
Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great choice
offering 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 provide you
with superior functionality and practicality.
Hinged and French patio doors have a lot
of similarities to sliding patio doors, offering you great 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 guarded
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 additional security.
- Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass
and white hardware finishes.
- A great deal of grille choices
available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or
Patios are a fantastic addition to
Falls Church homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a
perfect way to show off this important
feature. If you want an up-close look at all of
the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, drop
by our Falls Church showroom, give us a call at 301-354-3689 or set up an
appointment with us online through our online scheduler.