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What You Need To Know About Patio Doors: Hinged vs. Sliding for your Baton Rouge, Louisiana home

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Adding or replacing patio doors in your home can come with a lot of considerations. From color to material type or product line, there are a lot of things to consider. Among these options is the crucial decision of whether you go with a hinged or sliding patio door. Both are great options and offer their own unique benefits, but in the end there is one that will work best with your home and style.

Wondering which option is right for your home? Here’s some more information to help you choose whether you should buy a hinged or sliding patio door.

Sliding Patio Doors:

  • If space is tight, a sliding patio door is most likely the best choice given that they don’t require room to swing open
  • Due to their construction they are easy to care for
  • Their large glass panels allow for a lot of natural light
  • Offer a contemporary look for modern homes
  • Pella Sliding Doors are equipped with a foot bolt lock to open the door about three inches to allow for ventilation.

Hinged Patio Doors:

  • Provide a larger opening for more foot traffic and allow for furniture to pass through easily
  • Draw the eyes outdoors due to their intricate accents
  • Have a low threshold to make coming and going easier
  • Offer a more classic look
  • Pella Hinged Doors offer a multi-point locking system for added security

Every home has its own unique needs, whether it is comfort, style, or functionality related, which is why we have both hinged and sliding patio doors. No matter which product line or material you pick, we have options to assist in meeting those needs. Whether you prefer wood, fiberglass or vinyl, we can help find the right product for you.

When you add a Pella® patio door in your Baton Rouge home you’re not only gaining the aesthetic benefits, you’re getting the innovation that Pella® products offer. Our features showcase the attention to detail that you’re looking for.

Whether you have a question about which patio door choice is best for your home and your budget or just want to take a look at a few different options, give the professionals at your Baton Rouge Pella Showroom a call at (225) 217-2592.