Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Murray, so it’s important to buy a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even catch some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how critical the door is to how functional your patio is. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the correct patio door when you recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to think about when picking 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 perks. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for simple 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.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Deciding the use of your patio will help you figure out 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, can be a good option.
- Design and model—At our Murray 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to think about, don’t get stressed—our Murray specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 270-216-5253 or request an appointment with us online.