Your Preferred Showroom

  • Pella Windows & Doors of Gaithersburg202 Perry Parkway Suite 6Gaithersburg, MD 20877Showroom Details

Other Showrooms Near You

Easy to Use, Stylish Replacement Patio Doors for Your Philadelphia Home

posted by Jennifer Erisman on May 03, 2023 in Pella Windows & Doors of Philadelphia

White sliding patio doors with grilles

Patio doors are an important part of the functionality of your home. Patio doors should be easy to use and offer easy access to the outside. Your patio doors can also enhance your home’s style and provide benefits like enhanced natural lighting. Let’s dive into popular replacement patio door options for Philadelphia homes.

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are easy to use and add a modern touch to your home. Sliding doors are made up of panels of glass that slide open horizontally. Since these patio doors do not swing open like hinged doors, they require less space to operate and can be helpful when arranging furniture, especially if your home is on the smaller side. Sliding patio doors are great for letting in fresh air and natural light.

Add a screen to your sliding door to enjoy the fresh air while keeping bugs and debris out. These doors can be customized to have two, three, or four panels. You can also choose from various materials for your door frame, including wood, vinyl, or fiberglass. Wood doors can bring warmth into your home and are customizable, with many paints and stains. Our fiberglass sliding patio doors have sleek frames and are great for an updated, contemporary look.

Multi-Slide Patio Doors

Multi-slide patio doors are just large sliding patio doors and have more benefits. These patio doors can help you blur the lines between the inside and outside. They are perfect for creating a large unobstructed view and for natural light to shine in and illuminate your living space. Multi-slide patio doors have three or more expansive panels that easily slide open. This can happen intuitively, by stacking the panels against each other, or by having the panels tucked away, out of sight, into a wall pocket. You can choose to have your large door panels travel from one side to the other or have them open in the middle. Either way, opening your patio door will bring a wide opening with lots of space.

Our team has worked on various replacement sliding patio door projects around the Philadelphia area. Learn about a few of the local projects we’ve completed and how they transformed homes here:

  • This Abington, Pennsylvania, homeowner was looking for a replacement sliding patio door to let in more natural light, update the look of their dining room, and save space. The previous patio door was a hinged door with windows on either side. The look was outdated and obstructed the view and natural light. The hinged door also took up room in the home. Because of this, the homeowner opted for a sliding patio door for their replacement.

Large three panel sliding patio door

  • The homeowners of this Wilmington, Delaware, home were renovating their outdoor living space and wanted to add a replacement sliding door to maximize the beautiful view inside their home. We installed a stunning three-panel sliding glass door that allows lots of natural light to flow into the home and provides a beautiful view of their newly renovated backyard.
  • This Whitehall, Pennsylvania, homeowner wanted a more energy-efficient patio door. We installed a wood sliding patio door to help keep their home comfortable and improve performance. The replacement sliding patio door features blinds between the glass, so the homeowners had control over the amount of light they let into their home and when they wanted privacy. Overall, the replacement door provided great style, functionality, and performance.

Hinged patio door in sunroom area

Hinged Patio Doors

Hinged patio doors are another option for your home. Also known as French doors, these doors typically consist of one or two doors that swing open like other interior doors in your home. Hinged doors create a grand entrance feel to your patio or backyard. They also feature sophisticated styles and versatile designs. These doors are available in wood and vinyl. Hinged patio doors are ideal for enhancing the traditional look of your home. For example, you can install a wood, hinged door that features a natural stain and decorative glass to create a beautiful entryway. Hinged doors can also have lots of glass space to bring in natural light and illuminate your living space. You can add grilles to these doors as well to provide visual appeal.

For convenience and increased functionality, the Pella of Philadelphia team can install our between-the-glass blinds or shades on your patio doors. This innovation helps increase your privacy and the ability to block out light. Having your blinds or shades between the glass of your patio door also means window treatment longevity, less cleaning, and fewer allergens since they are protected from things like dust and damage.

Another benefit of Pella's patio doors is their energy efficiency. Our team will ensure that your patio doors are installed securely and closed fully to avoid letting in cold drafts. We also ensure that your patio door functions well and easily opens and closes.

We offer various replacement patio door options to finish your home. Ready to replace your patio doors? Schedule a free consultation.

Pella of Philadelphia proudly supports

Today is a Good Day

Providing support for families who experience the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)