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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Champaign, so it’s important to buy a patio door that adheres to your unique needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get some rays.

There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the proper 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 think about when going with a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for carefree maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should keep an eye out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door decision are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything 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 Champaign showroom, we offer a wide 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to consider, don’t get stressed—our Champaign specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 217-356-6474 or request an appointment with us online.

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