A patio is an important part of a home
and its general ambiance. Not
only does it serve as a great spot for entertaining, but a
patio can also encourage us to get outdoors
a bit more and enjoy some fresh air. That’s
why it shouldn’t be that big of a 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 one more door in your home.
Whether you’ve just added a patio to your home and are in
the market for a new sliding patio door or you are simply swapping an old one, there are a host of choices
to pick from when you kickoff your
research. We thought it would 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 on the market.
Sliding Patio Doors
One of the benefits of sliding patio
doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional
space to work with when it comes to decorating and furniture placement. Sliding patio doors also allow for 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 decide if they are right for your home? Here
are six helpful tidbits to help you in
- Available in naturally beautiful wood, durable
fiberglass and low-maintenance vinyl.
- Doors are made 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 range of hardware finishes
Hinged and French
Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great option
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 ensure superior functionality and practicality.
Hinged and French patio doors tout a lot
of similarities to sliding patio doors, leaving you fantastic 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 protected
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 additional security.
- Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass
and white hardware finishes.
- A variety of grille options
available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or
Patios are a great addition to
Baltimore homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a wonderful way to show off this important
feature. If you want a closer look at all of
the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop
by our Baltimore showroom, give us a call at 301-637-0762 or set up an
appointment with us online through our online scheduler.