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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

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Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Oklahoma City, so it’s important to get a patio door that adheres to your specific needs. Patios offer 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 some rays.

There are a host of patio doors that give you different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can sometimes 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 find the proper patio door when you understand 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 choosing a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a big role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are known for easy maintenance while wood doors provide more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some key things that you should keep an eye out for if energy efficiency is important in your replacement patio door assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
  2. Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. Determining the use of your patio will help you determine if you have enough space for a swinging hinged door or if you prefer 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, can be the right selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Oklahoma City showroom, we have a large 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 sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these things to consider, don’t get too worried—our Oklahoma City professionals are always available to help you select the right door for your patio. Give us a call at (405) 276-4323 or request an appointment with us online.