Sliding and Hinged Patio Doors

The Entrance to Your Annapolis, Maryland Escape – Hinged and Sliding Patio Doors

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A patio is an important piece of a home and its total environment. Not only does it act as a great spot for entertaining, but a patio can also motivate us to get outdoors a little more and take in some fresh air. That’s why it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the entranceway to the patio is just as important. Regardless if it’s a hinged or sliding patio door, it can deliver a lot more than just being another door in your home.

Whether you’ve just added a patio to 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 could 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 out there.

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 you decorate and arrange the furniture. Sliding patio doors also permit 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 determine if they are right for your home? Here are a couple helpful tidbits to help you while you look:

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

Hinged and French Patio Doors

Hinged and French wood patio doors are another great selection providing craftsmanship that adds character and beauty to any space 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 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 shielded 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 choices available attached directly to the glass, between the panes of glass or removable.

Patios are a great addition to Annapolis homes, and hinged and sliding patio doors are a wonderful way to show off this important feature. If you want an up-close look at all of the hinged and sliding patio doors available from Pella Windows and Doors, drop by our Annapolis showroom, give us a call at 240-293-1068 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.