What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Baton Rouge, so it’s important to buy a patio door that fits your specific 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 simply get some rays.
There are a variety of patio doors that offer different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how critical the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the correct patio door when you realize 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 choosing a new model:
- 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 offer different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for easy maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords 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—Every patio is different; 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 prefer 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, could be the right option.
- Design and model—At our Baton Rouge 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 have the price to fit your budget.
With all of these things to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Baton Rouge specialists are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (877) 680-9334 or request an appointment with us online.