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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Bloomington, so it’s important to get a patio door that adheres to your unique needs. Patios offer 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 variety of patio doors that offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how crucial the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find 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:

  1. Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for simple maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should look out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Deciding the use of your patio will help you determine 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 take pride in or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be a good option.
  3. Design and model—At our Bloomington showroom, we offer 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 reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to consider, don’t get too worried—our Bloomington specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 309-663-7132 or request an appointment with us online.