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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 Fargo, so it’s important to add a patio door that meets your certain needs. Patios give you 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 get some rays.

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

If you’re thinking through getting a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when going with a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials offer different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are known for carefree maintenance while wood doors have more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should watch 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. Choosing the use of your patio will help you determine if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you should look in to a sliding patio door. If you also have a backyard that you take pride in or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, might be the right selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Fargo showroom, we have 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 number of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to consider, don’t get overwhelmed—our Fargo professionals are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 701-281-1390 or request an appointment with us online.

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