A patio is an important piece of a home
and its general atmosphere. Not
only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a
patio can also encourage us to get outside
a bit more and take in some fresh air. That’s
why it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the
entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio
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 looking for a new sliding patio door or you are simply swapping an old one, there are a number of choices
to select from when you start your
research. We thought it could be helpful to make the process
a little easier by covering a few of the basics
of the most common patio doors you will find on the market.
Sliding Patio Doors
One of the perks of sliding patio
doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional
space to work with when it comes to decorating and furniture placement. Sliding patio doors also permit 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 while you look:
- 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 number of hardware finishes
Hinged and French
Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great selection
providing craftsmanship that adds character and
beauty to any space 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 provide superior functionality and practicality.
Hinged and French patio doors feature a lot
of similarities to sliding patio doors, providing
you with 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 protected
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 additional security.
- Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass
and white hardware finishes.
- A variety of grille options
available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or
Patios are a wonderful addition to
El Paso 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 Southwest, come
by our El Paso showroom, give us a call at 915-213-1497 or set up an
appointment with us online through our online scheduler.