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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Sheridan

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Sheridan

The right patio door can help your Sheridan home seem roomier. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to observe a few symptoms. Like the door’s condition and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Sheridan can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the best patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Severe weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can distort your door frame. This can cause your patio door to malfunction.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors glide on a horizontal track.

When they won’t move, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.

A professional should inspect your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while sliding.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing freely outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t closing properly, the hinges could be aging and close to failure. The latch can also get stuck, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.

Old doors can sag and damage your floor when you open the door.

A professional should inspect your French-style doors if they scratch against the floor or ground when opened or closed.

Room is Too Hot or Cold

Drafts are a major indication that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can shrink and break.

You can look for for drafts by using an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke moves toward the edges of the door.

A drafty patio door can make your room appear too hot or too cold. It could also drive up your heating and cooling bills.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to replace your patio door if you notice gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your utility bills.

Snow or rain can drip through these gaps, resulting in damage to your door and flooring.

Replace wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could be a symptom that the door is deteriorating from the inside.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation between the glass.

Condensation can also be tied to bad installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can build up between the panes. This can undermine insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

Hail can result in severe structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just ready for an updated design. A new patio door may help decrease your energy bills and increase your home’s value.

ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 offer energy efficient options like:

  • Dual- and triple-pane glass.
  • Low-emissivity glass coating to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
  • Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for the greatest amount of insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you locate the best patio door to match your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you need a bifold patio door, modern sliding French patio door or a classic glass sliding patio door.

Schedule an appointment online today. Or come to our showroom in Sheridan.

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1Some Pella® products may not meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to energystar.gc.ca.
 
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