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Choosing the Right Front Patio Doors for New Construction Homes

Choosing the Right Front Patio Doors for New Construction Homes

New construction homes are opportunities to build a cohesive style across architecture, décor and more. Front patio doors are a key detail, connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. They should work well with other elements including windows and landscaping.

But how do you find the right front patio doors? There are multiple styles to choose from, like sliding patio doors or French doors. The materials, accents and color should also be considered. Pella of Idaho can provide expert guidance and the highest-quality patio doors for new construction homes.

Come to our showroom or schedule a free, in-home consultation to discover your options. We’ll turn your vision into a reality.

 
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How to Choose the Right Front Patio Doors

Pella makes the perfect combination of form and function. Personalize the color, stain and other details of front patio doors for a truly unique look.

1. Work with the Space and Square Footage

New construction is ideal for entry doors because you aren’t left with existing square footage. For example, hinged doors have to have enough clearance to open fully. If a front patio door swings inward, smaller rooms might not have the square footage necessary.

Take the time to focus on what the indoor spaces will be used for. Large furniture or limited space can make sliding doors the more convenient choice, particularly if the front patio will see heavy use.

2. Blend with the Home’s Architectural Style and Décor

Exterior doors influence every home’s curb appeal. For new construction homes, you’ll want to design a consistent look from the foundation to the roof. Front patio doors work best when they complement the rest of the exterior.

Classic or traditional styles make French patio doors a great option. The Pella® Lifestyle Series offers an upgrade for integrated blinds or shades. They can provide an elegant façade without sacrificing privacy.

But for contemporary, streamlined architecture, sliding patio doors are preferable. Their minimalist style ensures plenty of natural light. Check out available customization options for the Pella Architect Series® to strike the right balance.

French Doors

French patio doors are one of the most popular styles. Their timeless look fits with many architectural styles. A single door offers simple elegance, while dual options create a sense of grandeur.

Pella’s French doors are available in beautiful product lines like the Architect and Lifestyle Series. These doors are made from quality wood and come with a wide range of customizable details and upgrades. We can personalize things like your preferred grille pattern, color and more. Many of our innovative features offer ENERGY STAR®-rated efficiency, helping you reduce heating and cooling costs.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass patio doors are the other most popular selection, enjoyed for their nearly maintenance-free construction. Pella products like the Impervia® series boast outstanding durability. They’re made to withstand the worst weather of every season, from scorching heat to bitter cold.

Your client sometimes prefers sliding front patio doors for their versatility. They ensure maximum floor space and suit most budgets as well as architectural styles. Consider investing in Pella multi-slide or bifold patio doors to make the most of these features. Multi-panel doors open from one side or the middle and provide an unobstructed view of the outdoors.

3. Don’t Forget the Local Climate

The climate can have a large effect on the durability and energy efficiency of your windows. Both Pella’s French and sliding glass doors come with ENERGY STAR-rated features, but sliding doors are generally expected to endure severe weather more successfully.

The lack of hinges lowers the risk of storms blowing them open. Sliding front patio doors come in vinyl and fiberglass, materials that are more resistant to sun exposure and changes in temperature.

Pella Offers Unrivaled Quality and Versatility

Your new construction project deserves the best. For high-quality front patio doors, let the professionals at Pella of Idaho share their expertise.

Schedule an appointment or stop by our Idaho showroom for details about Pella product lines. For a personal touch, request a free consultation. We’ll help you find the front patio doors perfect for new construction homes.

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