Patios are often the highlight of the summer in El Paso, so it’s important to buy a patio door that adheres to your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, offering a perfect place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even get a few rays.
There are a host of patio doors that offer different benefits for your range of patio needs, and we can occasionally overlook how vital the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our experts at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest know the tips and tricks to help you identify the correct patio door when you understand 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 choosing a new model:
- 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 recognized for carefree maintenance while wood doors offer 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 choice are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Deciding the use of your patio will help you figure out 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, can be a good option.
- Design and model—At our El Paso 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
With all of these choices to consider, don’t get stressed—our El Paso professionals are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 915-213-1497 or request an appointment with us online.