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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in San Antonio, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get some rays.

There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how crucial the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the proper 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 consider 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 offer different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should keep an eye 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 distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Choosing the use of your patio will help you determine 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, can be a great selection.
  3. Design and model—At our San Antonio showroom, we have a wide 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.
  4. With all of these options to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our San Antonio experts are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (210) 361-3496 or request an appointment with us online.