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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Mankato, so it’s important to add a patio door that adheres to your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, giving you a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just catch some rays.

There are a variety of patio doors that offer different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how critical the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the right patio door when you recognize that your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.

If you’re considering a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when picking a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a huge 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 carefree maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms that you should watch 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—Each patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Determining the use of your patio will help you determine if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you prefer 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 a good selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Mankato showroom, we carry 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to consider, don’t get stressed—our Mankato specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 507-625-6933 or request an appointment with us online.

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