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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Memphis, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get a few rays.

There are a number of patio doors that give you different benefits for your range of 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 choose the correct patio door when you recognize that 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 picking a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a huge 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 easy maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should keep an eye 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—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 figure out 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 choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Memphis showroom, we offer a number 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.
  4. With all of these options to ponder, don’t get overwhelmed—our Memphis experts are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 901-401-9399 or request an appointment with us online.