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What You Need To Know About Patio Doors: Hinged vs. Sliding for your Bloomington, IL 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 ponder. Among these considerations 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 when you boil it down there is one that will work best with your home and style.

Unsure which option is right for your home? Here’s some more information to help you choose whether you should go with 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 bigger opening for more foot traffic and allow for furniture to pass through easily
  • Draw the eyes outdoors due to their gorgeous accents
  • Have a low threshold to make coming and going easier
  • Give you 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 carry both hinged and sliding patio doors. No matter which product line or material you go with, we have options to help meet those needs. Whether you prefer wood, fiberglass or vinyl, we can help find the right product for you.

When you buy a Pella® patio door in your Bloomington home you’re not only gaining the aesthetic benefits, you’re getting the innovation that Pella® products offer. Our features show off the attention to detail that you’re in search of.

Whether you have a question about which patio door would be best for your home and your budget or just want to see a few different options, give the pros at your Bloomington Pella Showroom a call at 309-663-7132.