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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Boise, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get a few rays.

There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how critical the door is to how functional your patio is. Our experts 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 thinking about 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 large 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 easy maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should look out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door choice 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 all of the setups in between. Deciding the use of your patio will help you determine 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 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 great choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Boise 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to think about, don’t get stressed—our Boise specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 208-373-0002 or request an appointment with us online.

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