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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Kansas City, so it’s important to add a patio door that fits your specific needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just catch some rays.

There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how crucial the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the correct patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.

If you’re considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to keep in mind 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 offer different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are 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 unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Deciding the use of your patio will help you figure out if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you would like a sliding patio door. If you also have a backyard that you are proud of 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 Kansas City showroom, we offer 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to ponder, don’t get too worried—our Kansas City experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 913-246-5101 or request an appointment with us online.