What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer
Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Cheyenne, 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 just get some rays.
There are a number of patio doors that give you different benefits for your various patio needs, and we can oftentimes overlook how vital the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC know the tips and tricks to help you identify the correct 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 think about when picking a new model:
- Energy efficiency—Just as we say with our windows, doors play a large role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials have different energy efficient perks. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for carefree 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 assessment are: Low-E, ENERGY STAR rated and inert gas-filled insulated glass.
- Fitting in with your outdoor living space—Each patio is different; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything all of the setups in between. Choosing the use of your patio will help you decide 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, can be a great option.
- Design and model—At our Cheyenne 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
With all of these options to ponder, don’t get stressed—our Cheyenne experts are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 307-632-6373 or request an appointment with us online.