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 couple of symptoms. Like how the door looks and how it opens.
Our professionals at Pella of Sheridan can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the ideal patio door for your home.
Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck
Bad weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can damage your door frame. This can make your patio door malfunction.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors move along 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 rubbing sound while opening.
A French patio door should swing freely outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t opening 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 warp and damage your floor when you close the door.
A professional should take a look at your French-style doors if they grate against the floor or ground when opened or closed.
Room is Too Hot or Cold
Drafts are a major sign that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors age, they can retract and break.
You can look for for drafts by using an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke pulls toward the edges of the door.
A drafty patio door can make your room feel too hot or too cold. It could also drive up your heating and cooling expenses.
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 energy bills.
Snow or rain can seep through these gaps, resulting in damage to your door and flooring.
Change out wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could be a symptom that the door is deteriorating from the inside.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation between the glass.
Condensation can also be tied to ineffective installation or humidity.
If the seal fails, air and moisture can accumulate 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.
Maybe you’re just ready for an updated design. A new patio door may help lower your energy bills and increase your home’s value.
ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 have energy efficient options like:
- Dual- and triple-pane glass.
- Low-emissivity glass coating to keep your home cozier 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 fit 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 stop by our showroom in Sheridan.