Sliding and Hinged Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Washington DC, DC Escape – Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

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A patio is an important part of a home and its total atmosphere. Not only does it function as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also motivate us to get out a tad 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 door, it can offer a lot more than just being an additional door in your home.

Whether you’ve just completed construction on a patio for your home and are looking for a new sliding patio door or you are simply replacing an old one, there are a number of possibilities to pick from when you start your research. We thought it would be helpful to make the process a little easier by covering a few of the basics of the most common patio doors you will find out there.

Sliding Patio Doors

One of the bonuses of sliding patio doors is that they don’t swing open, meaning you have additional space to work with when it’s time to decorate and place your furniture. 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 conclude if they are right for your home? Here are six helpful tidbits to help you in your search:

  • 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 variety of grille styles to pick from.
  • Add on a traditional insect screen or Pella’s Rolscreen® retractable insect screen.
  • A variety of hardware finishes are available.

Hinged and French Patio Doors

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 superior functionality and practicality.

Hinged and French patio doors tout a lot of similarities to sliding patio doors, providing you with amazing 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 even more security.
  • Satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass and white hardware finishes.
  • A great deal of grille options available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a great addition to Washington DC homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a perfect way to show off this amazing feature. If you want a closer look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, come by our Washington DC showroom, give us a call at 301-957-7000 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.