Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Salt Lake City, 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, offering a great place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get a few rays.
There are a number of patio doors that give you different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how critical the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the right patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.
If you’re thinking about a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when choosing a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient benefits. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for simple maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords 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.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Every patio is unique; 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 decide 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, could be a good choice.
- Design and model—At our Salt Lake City showroom, we carry 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 options to consider, don’t get stressed—our Salt Lake City specialists are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 385-203-8083 or request an appointment with us online.