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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 Indianapolis, so it’s important to add a patio door that fits your specific needs. Patios offer a break from the busy to-do’s and summer schedules, providing a good place to relax with the family, entertain guests or just get some rays.

There are a variety 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 experts at McComb Window & Door know the tips and tricks to help you find the correct patio door when you understand your current one just isn’t doing your patio justice.

If you’re thinking about a replacement door for your patio this summer, here are some of the things to consider when going with 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 simple maintenance while wood doors offer more design flexibility with resilient interior and exterior products. Some terms 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—Each patio is distinctive; some are raised above your backyard, others are four-season porches, and everything in between. Deciding 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 Indianapolis 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 variety of sizes, features and options. All are energy efficient and have the price to fit your budget.
  4. With all of these options to ponder, don’t get overwhelmed—our Indianapolis specialists are always available to help you pick the right door for your patio. Give us a call at 317-983-5922 or request an appointment with us online.

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