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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 a chance to create 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 compared. Pella of Sheridan can deliver expert guidance and the highest-quality patio doors for new construction homes.

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

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How to Choose the Right Front Patio Doors

Pella creates 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 stuck with existing square footage. For example, hinged doors require enough clearance to open fully. If a front patio door swings inward, smaller rooms won’t always have the square footage required.

Take the time to consider what the indoor spaces will be used for. Large furniture or limited space can make sliding doors a more convenient choice, especially if the front patio will see constant 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 create 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 create an elegant façade without losing out on privacy.

But for contemporary, streamlined architecture, sliding patio doors are preferable. Their minimalist style delivers plenty of natural light. Compare 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 complements many architectural styles. A single door offers simplified elegance, while dual options create a sense of grandeur.

Pella’s French doors come 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 accommodate 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, preferred for their nearly maintenance-free construction. Pella products like the Impervia® series boast long-lasting durability. They’re made to withstand the worst weather of every season, from scorching heat to bitter cold.

Your client may prefer 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 may endure severe weather more successfully.

The lack of hinges decreases the chance of storms blowing them open. Sliding front patio doors come in vinyl and fiberglass, materials that can better stand up to sun exposure and changes in temperature.

Pella Delivers Unrivaled Quality and Versatility

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

Schedule an appointment or stop by our Sheridan 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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