Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Scottsdale, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply catch some rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that offer different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how critical 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 recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking through getting a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to keep in mind when picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as 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 perks. For example, vinyl doors are known for carefree 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—Each patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Deciding the use of your patio will help you decide if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you would like 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 Scottsdale 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these options to think about, don’t get too worried—our Scottsdale specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 480-296-2022 or request an appointment with us online.