A patio is an important part 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 tad 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 offer a lot more than just being another door in your home.
Whether you’ve just built a patio
for your home and are in
the market for a new sliding patio door or you are simply changing
out an old one, there are a host of options
to pick from when you kickoff your
research. We thought it could be helpful to make the process
a little easier by touching on a few of the basics
of the most common patio doors you will find available.
Sliding Patio Doors
One of the benefits of sliding patio
doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have more
space to work with when it’s
time to decorate and place your furniture. 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 created with
one panel so that they easily slide to one side.
- Two, three or four panel models are available.
- Come with a number of
grille styles to choose 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 choice
offering craftsmanship that adds character and
beauty to any area 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 you
with superior functionality and practicality.
Hinged and French patio doors feature a lot
of similarities to sliding patio doors, leaving you great 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 guarded
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 added security.
- Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass
and white hardware finishes.
- A great deal of grille possibilities
available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or
Patios are a wonderful addition to
Hunt Valley homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a wonderful way to show off this important
feature. If you want an up-close look at all of
the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop
by our Hunt Valley showroom, give us a call at 410-698-1950 or set up an
appointment with us online through our online scheduler.