What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Calgary, so it’s important to get a patio door that fits your specific needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even catch some rays.
There are a host of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how crucial the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our experts 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 consider when picking a new model:
- 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 perks. For example, vinyl doors are recognized for carefree maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should look 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.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—All patios are unique; 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 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 are proud of 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.
- Design and model—At our Calgary showroom, we have 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Calgary experts are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 403-681-6363 or request an appointment with us online.