How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in South Burlington
The right patio door can help your South Burlington home seem more spacious. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe a couple of symptoms. Like the door’s appearance and how it opens.
Our professionals at Pella of South Burlington can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the right patio door for your home.
Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck
Severe weather—rain, snow or even excessive sun—can warp your door frame. This can cause your patio door to malfunction.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors move along a horizontal track.
When they won’t open, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.
A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while opening.
A French patio door should swing easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t working the way it should, the hinges could be wearing out and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also become immovable, rendering your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can warp and damage your floor when you use the door.
A professional should examine 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 to install a new patio door. When seals around doors get older, they can retract and break.
You can test for drafts by using an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke drifts toward the edges of the door.
A drafty patio door can make your room seem too hot or too cold. It could also increase your energy costs.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to get a new patio door if you spot 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 openings, leading to damage to your door and flooring.
Change out wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could mean the door is deteriorating from the inside.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation has built up 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 lead to severe structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you’re just hoping for a modern design. A new patio door may help lower your energy bills and boost 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 more temperate in the summer.
- Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for maximum insulation.
- Between-the-glass blinds and shades.
Patio Doors Designed for Real Life
We can help you locate the right patio door to fit your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you’re looking for 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 South Burlington.