Sliding and Hinged Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Tucson, AZ Escape – Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

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A patio is an important piece of a home and its total environment. Not only does it act as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also inspire us to get out a little more and breathe in some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can offer a lot more than just being one more door in your home.

Whether you’ve just added a patio to your home and are looking for a new sliding patio door or you are simply changing out an old one, there are a variety of options to select from when you kickoff your research. We thought it would be helpful to make the process a little easier by covering a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find on the market.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the bonuses of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional space to work with when it’s time to decorate and place your furniture. Sliding patio doors also let in a great deal of natural light, adding a warm glow to your home.

So what do you need to know about sliding patio doors to help you determine if they are right for your home? Here are six helpful tips to help you in your hunt:

  • Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
  • Doors are created with one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
  • Two, three or four panel models are available.
  • Come with a number of grille styles to select from.
  • Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
  • A variety of hardware finishes are available.

Hinged and French Patio Doors

Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great option offering craftsmanship that adds character and beauty to any room in your home. With the choice between two doors that swing open from the middle or two doors, one movable and one fixed, you can meet the needs of your home to help provide superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors feature a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, leaving you fantastic flexibility and customization to meet your design and function needs.

  • Hinged doors come as single or double doors.
  • Doors can open from the right or left.
  • The wood construction can be guarded by a low-maintenance. EnduraClad finished aluminum exterior cladding (available in Architect Series®, Designer Series® and Pella ® ProLine 450 Series).
  • Multi-point locking system available for added security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A number of grille possibilities available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a wonderful addition to Tucson homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a perfect way to show off this amazing feature. If you want a comprehensive look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, come by our Tucson showroom, give us a call at 520-428-0648 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.