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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Des Moines, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just catch some rays.

There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how vital the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the correct patio door when you understand 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 choosing a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Just as 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 perks. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should watch 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 different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Determining 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 take pride in or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, could be a good option.
  3. Design and model—At our Des Moines showroom, we have 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to think about, don’t get overwhelmed—our Des Moines specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 515-219-7723 or request an appointment with us online.