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What You Need To Know About Patio Doors: Hinged vs. Sliding for your Champaign, 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 options to ponder. Among these considerations is the crucial decision of whether you go with a hinged or sliding patio door. Both are great choices and provide their own unique benefits, but in the end there is one that will work best with your home and style.

Not sure which option is right for your home? Here’s a bit more information to help you choose whether you should go with a hinged or sliding patio door.

Sliding Patio Doors:

  • If an area 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 take care of
  • Their large glass panels allow for the most 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 wider opening for more foot traffic and allow for furniture to pass through easily
  • Draw the eyes outdoors with their gorgeous accents
  • Have a low threshold to make coming and going easier
  • Provide 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 have both hinged and sliding patio doors. No matter which product line or material you choose, we have options to help you 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 Champaign home you’re not only taking advantage of 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 Champaign Pella Showroom a call at 217-356-6474.