Choosing the Right Front Patio Doors for New Construction Homes
New construction homes are opportunities to develop a cohesive style across architecture, décor and more. Front patio doors are an important detail, uniting indoor and outdoor spaces. They should work well with other elements like windows and landscaping.
But how do you find the right front patio doors? There are multiple styles to choose from, like sliding patio doors or French doors. The materials, accents and color should also be taken into account. Pella of Mankato can provide expert guidance and the highest-quality patio doors for new construction homes.
Come to our showroom or schedule a free, in-home consultation to explore your options. We’ll turn your vision into a reality.
How to Choose the Right Front Patio Doors
Pella creates the perfect combination of form and function. Customize the color, stain and other details of front patio doors for a truly unique look.
1. Work with the Space and Square Footage
New construction is ideal for entry doors because you aren’t left with existing square footage. For example, hinged doors need enough clearance to open fully. If a front patio door opens inward, smaller rooms won’t always have the square footage required.
Take the time to focus on what the indoor spaces will be used for. Large furniture or limited space could make sliding doors a more convenient choice, particularly if the front patio will see constant use.
2. Blend with the Home’s Architectural Style and Décor
Exterior doors can improve or hamper every home’s curb appeal. For new construction homes, you’ll want to plot out a consistent look from the foundation to the roof. Front patio doors should complement the rest of the exterior.
Classic or traditional styles make French patio doors a solid option. The Pella® Lifestyle Series offers an upgrade for integrated blinds or shades. They can provide an elegant façade without losing out on privacy.
But for modern, streamlined architecture, sliding patio doors may be preferable. Their minimalist style ensures plenty of natural light. Compare customization options for the Pella Architect Series® to strike the right balance.
French patio doors are one of the most popular styles. Their timeless look benefits many architectural styles. A single door offers simplified elegance, while dual options create a sense of grandeur.
Pella’s French doors are available in beautiful product lines like the Architect and Lifestyle Series. These doors are made from quality wood and come with a wide range of customizable details and upgrades. We can accommodate your preferred grille pattern, color and more. Many of our innovative features offer ENERGY STAR®-rated efficiency, helping you reduce heating and cooling costs.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass patio doors are the other most popular selection, enjoyed for their nearly maintenance-free construction. Pella products like the Impervia® series boast long-lasting durability. They’re designed to withstand the worst weather of every season, from scorching heat to bitter cold.
Your client may prefer sliding front patio doors for their versatility. They ensure maximum floor space and suit most budgets as well as architectural styles. Consider investing in Pella multi-slide or bifold patio doors to make the most of these features. Multi-panel doors open from one side or the middle and provide an unobstructed view of the outdoors.
3. Consider the Local Climate
The climate can have a large effect on the durability and energy efficiency of your windows. Both Pella’s French and sliding glass doors come with ENERGY STAR-rated features, but sliding doors may endure severe weather more successfully.
The lack of hinges lowers the chance of storms blowing them open. Sliding front patio doors come in vinyl and fiberglass, materials that are more resistant to sun exposure and changes in temperature.
Pella Delivers Unrivaled Quality and Versatility
Your new construction project deserves the best. For high-quality front patio doors, let the professionals at Pella of Mankato share their expertise.
Schedule an appointment or stop by our Mankato showroom for details about Pella product lines. For a personal touch, request a free consultation. We’ll help you find the front patio doors perfect for new construction homes.