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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are normally the highlight of the summer in Woburn, so it’s important to get a patio door that fits your certain needs. Patios provide a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or even catch some rays.

There are a variety of patio doors that give you different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how crucial the door is to the functionality of your patio. Our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors know the tips and tricks to help you identify the right patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.

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

  1. Energy efficiency—Like we say with our windows, doors play a big 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 simple maintenance while wood doors have 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—All patios are unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Deciding 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, could be the right choice.
  3. Design and model—At our Woburn 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and reasonably priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these choices to ponder, don’t get overwhelmed—our Woburn professionals are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 781-935-4947 or request an appointment with us online.