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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are often the highlight of the summer in Tucson, so it’s important to buy a patio door that fits your unique needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply catch some rays.

There are a number of patio doors that provide different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how vital the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you find the correct patio door when you recognize that 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 keep in mind when choosing a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient benefits. 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 keep an eye out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door decision are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—All patios are different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Determining the use of your patio will help you decide 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 the right choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Tucson showroom, we offer a number 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 reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to think about, don’t get too worried—our Tucson professionals are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 520-428-0648 or request an appointment with us online.

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