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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Falls Church, so it’s important to buy a patio door that fits your unique needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get some rays.

There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how critical the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the proper 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 think about when going with a new model:

  1. 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 benefits. For example, vinyl doors are known for carefree maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should look out 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—All patios are 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 should look in to a sliding patio door. If you also have a backyard that you treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be a great choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Falls Church showroom, we have 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Falls Church specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 301-354-3689 or request an appointment with us online.