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What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

What You Need to Know About Patios This Summer

Patios are usually the highlight of the summer in Casper, so it’s important to get a patio door that adheres to your certain 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 offer different benefits for your unique patio needs, and we can sometimes overlook how critical the door is to how functional your patio is. Our team at Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC know the tips and tricks to help you choose the right 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 keep in mind when picking a new model:

  1. Energy efficiency—Similar to what we say with our windows, doors play a huge role in the overall energy efficiency of a house. Different patio door materials provide different energy efficient bonuses. For example, vinyl doors are well-known for easy maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some keywords that you should look 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—All patios are unique; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything else you can think of. 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 treasure or have one with a view, a patio door with an unobstructed view, or even a larger bi-parting door, can be a good selection.
  3. Design and model—At our Casper 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 host of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and sensibly priced to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to ponder, don’t get overwhelmed—our Casper experts are always available to help you choose the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 307-234-1518 or request an appointment with us online.

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