Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Patio Door
When your patio door gets old and worn out, it can decrease your home’s energy efficiency, function, beauty, and safety. How do you know when it’s time for a patio replacement door? Here are some signs it’s time to hire a replacement door contractor:
Is it hard to open or close your current patio door?
Weather elements can deteriorate your patio door frame over time. If it’s tough to open or close your patio door, its rollers may be worn out, or it may have become unbalanced on its track. If your patio door wasn’t installed correctly, it may warp which will hinder its function. If it’s tough to lock your patio door due to its poor function, you can end up compromising your safety if you don’t replace it promptly.
Does water leak into your home through your patio door?
When your patio door’s seal fails, water may tend to enter your home when storms hit. If you find yourself regularly mopping or blotting up water indoors after it rains—it’s time for a patio door replacement.
Is your current patio door damaged?
When an intruder attempts to break into your home, they can leave your patio door damaged and compromise your home’s security. Also, hail and windblown debris from a storm may have impacted your patio door and caused damage. When your door’s structure is compromised or damaged, it’s time for a patio door replacement.
Are there drafts inside your home near your patio door?
When your patio door leaks outdoor air into your home, your utilities will increase and your home’s indoor comfort level will decrease. If there is a visible gap that causes your door to shift to one side or the other, your home’s security is likely compromised and it’s time for a new door. Gaps also let pests like insects and mosquitoes into your home, and gaps can cause a lot of money to go “out the window” as your home’s air-conditioning and heating escape through the gap.
Is there condensation in your patio door panes?
If your patio door looks foggy, its seal has likely failed and caused water and air to penetrate your glass window panes. This is a signal that your door’s insulating properties are no longer intact and a patio door replacement is needed.
Is your patio door so old, it diminishes the look of your home?
When your patio door is so old that it makes you cringe when you look at it, that’s a signal it’s you need a new one. If your current door is marred, chipped, scraped, or scratched, it’s time for a patio door replacement. An updated door can boost the look of your home interior. It brings in more natural light and modernizes your space.
How to Know if Your Patio Door Is Sturdy and Reliable or Not
Patio doors move along a horizontal track. If your sliding glass door makes a rubbing sound while it’s opening or closing, have it inspected. It may be time for a replacement.
If your home interior is suddenly too hot or too cold, it may mean your door’s seals are aging, retracting, or cracked. It’s likely you need a new patio door.
What to Look for in a New Patio Door
When you’re in the market for a new patio door, consider an ENERGY STAR® rated door. Here are some features that come with energy-efficient patio doors:
- Dual paned glass—Increase your home’s insulation with two panes of glass instead of one. Decrease noise intrusion from the outdoors with double panes.
- Triple paned glass—Get the most insulating glass option available with three panes of glass in your patio door. Save on utilities and increase your home’s indoor comfort level year-round with triple paned glass in your new patio door.
- Low-emissivity (Low-E) glass coating—This keeps your home interior more comfortable during both summer and winter’s extreme temperatures.
- Gas between your glass panels—Colorless and odorless argon gas between your double or triple paned glass will give your home optimal insulation year-round.
The Benefits of a New ProVia Patio Door
Add character to your home interior
A new patio door can add a certain charm to your home. It gives your home a more open feel and upgrades the overall look of the space.
Increase your home value
A patio door is a cost-effective upgrade that will add resale value to your home and help attract buyers when it comes time to sell.
Bring more fresh air inside your home
Refresh your home with fresh air by opening your patio door. Save on utilities by bringing fresh breezes into your home. Enjoy indoor breezes in the cool of fall or spring.
Entertain with ease
A patio door creates a seamless entry into and out of your home while you’re entertaining. When weather calls for outdoor fun, your patio door helps extend your indoor space to the outside and create more place for enjoyment.
Boost your home’s indoor atmosphere
Natural light comes teeming through a new patio door, lifting the atmosphere and moods of those who enter your home.
Enjoy the views out your new door
Enjoy expansive views of the beautiful outdoors from the comfort of your home interior.
Get a Beautiful Patio Door from Kelly Window and Door
When it’s time for a patio replacement door, Kelly Window and Door can help educate you on your options and guide you to the best frame, glass, and hardware to meet your needs and stay within your budget. Take a look at our Doors Gallery for inspiration.
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