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The Entrance to Your Mankato, Minnesota Escape  Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Mankato, Minnesota Escape Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

A patio is an important part of a home and its general atmosphere. Not only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also motivate us to get outside a tad more and breathe in some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be a big surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can provide you a lot more than just being one more door in your home.

Whether you’ve just built a patio for your home and are searching for a new sliding patio door or you are simply swapping an old one, there are a variety of possibilities to choose from when you kickoff your research. We thought it could be helpful to make the process a little easier by breaking down a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find out there.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the bonuses of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have more space to work with when it comes to decorating and furniture placement. Sliding patio doors also allow for 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 tidbits to help you in your search:

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

Hinged and French patio doors feature a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, leaving you amazing 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 shielded 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 even more security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A number of grille options available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a fantastic addition to Mankato homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a perfect way to show off this important feature. If you want a closer look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, drop by our Mankato showroom, give us a call at 507-625-6933 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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