Patio doors assist in creating an indoor-outdoor link. Choosing the right material for your patio door will help to offer a unique character to your home.
You'll need to find out what type of patio door material best fits the needs of your home before deciding on the kind of patio door that's right for you. Since not all material choices are available for any form of the patio door, you’ll need to keep that in mind when replacing your patio doors. The energy-efficient design of Pella patio doors helps to avoid draughts and conserve energy. Wood, fiberglass, and vinyl patio doors all have their own set of advantages, but choosing which one is right for you depends on your house's architectural design, your practical requirements, and your budget.
It can not be easy to choose between wood, fiberglass, and vinyl for your patio doors since they come in different varieties. Regardless of the material you pick, rest assured that you will get a high-quality patio door that will last for a long time.
Another thing to think about is the upkeep and repair of your patio door. Pella patio doors are designed to last for an extended period. However, depending on the environment and the exterior of your house, you might need maintenance and refinishing from time to time. Wood patio doors can necessitate further exterior maintenance to keep them from deteriorating. Fiberglass and vinyl patio doors both require minimal refreshing and might be a better low-maintenance option for the owner.
There is a myriad of choices for making your patio door more energy-efficient. While all Pella's patio doors are energy-efficient, you can even upgrade your doors to take them to the next level.
One way to enhance energy efficiency is to add insulating glass to your patio doors. Alternatively, depending on your home's theme, you might want to go with tinted or opaque insulating glass. We rate our insulating glass so that you can easily decide which is the best one for your patio door based on your venue. Add foam insulation to your wood or fiberglass frame for extra weather protection.
Pella's wood patio doors are a classic and versatile choice that come in several styles, including hinged, sliding, bifold, and multi-slide options. Pella's wood patio doors provide the most versatility in terms of style, design, and functionality. Wood patio doors are popular because of their stylish and traditional appearance. They are energy efficient, but they do require a little more maintenance than our other options.Wood, exposed to the elements, will need refinishing every few years. Aluminum-clad lumber is an excellent choice for securing the exterior of your patio door. Weather-resistant and low-maintenance EnduraClad finishes keep your patio door looking new year after year.
Pella's fiberglass sliding patio doors are a good option for homes in areas where the temperature changes drastically during the year. Our proprietary fiberglass material is nine times the strength of vinyl and half the strength of aluminum. Our fiberglass sliding doors can withstand intense heat without warping, sagging, or softening because of their tensile strength. Pella imperia product line includes fiberglass sliding doors. You won't have to think about the upkeep of your patio door's exterior because our impervious fiberglass has a long-lasting powder-coat finish that is fade-resistant.
For sliding glass patio doors, vinyl is a standard, low maintenance, and cost-effective alternative. Pella's Vinyl patio doors are immune to air and water penetration as well as wind and outside noise, giving you peace of mind when it comes to weatherproofing your house. Our vinyl patio doors are energy efficient and help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the water. Pella provides three sliding glass options for vinyl patio doors: Pella 350 series, Pella 250 series, an Encompass by Pella. Pella 350 series sliding patio doors withstand the elemental particles and feature smoothseamTM interior welded corners for a more polished look on the inside of your house.
For a high-quality vinyl look, Pella 250 series patio doors have a smooth, clean equal line. Pella's Encompass is our most effective vinyl sliding glass door choice with styles and options to suit nearly every budget.