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What You Need To Know About Patio Doors: Hinged vs. Sliding for your Des Moines, IA home

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Adding or replacing patio doors in your home can come with a lot of choices. From color to material type or product line, there are a lot of options to think about. Among these considerations is the important decision of whether you go with a hinged or sliding patio door. Both are great selections and give you their own unique benefits, but ultimately there is one that will work best with your home and style.

Wondering which option is right for your home? Here’s some more information to help you decide whether you should go with a hinged or sliding patio door.

Sliding Patio Doors:

  • If space is tight, a sliding patio door is most likely the better 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 a lot of 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:

  • Offer a bigger opening for more foot traffic and allow for furniture to pass through easily
  • Draw the eyes outdoors because of their gorgeous accents
  • Have a low threshold to make coming and going easier
  • Offer 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 carry both hinged and sliding patio doors. No matter which product line or material you go with, we have options to assist in meeting those needs. Whether you prefer wood, fiberglass or vinyl, we can help find the right product for you.

When you add a Pella® patio door in your Des Moines home you’re not only gaining the aesthetic benefits, you’re getting the innovation that Pella® products offer. Our features showcase 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 take a look at a few different options, give the pros at your Des Moines Pella Showroom a call at 515-219-7723.