What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Ketchum, so it’s important to get a patio door that fits your specific needs. Patios give you a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or simply get a few rays.
There are a number of patio doors that offer different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how crucial the door is to a patio’s functionality. Our team at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you choose the correct patio door when you realize 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 keep in mind when going with a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as 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 bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for carefree maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should look 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.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Deciding 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 a good choice.
- Design and model—At our Ketchum showroom, we have a wide variety 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 have the price to fit your budget.
With all of these things to ponder, don’t get too worried—our Ketchum specialists are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 208-726-0060 or request an appointment with us online.