How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Victoria
The right patio door can help your Victoria home appear larger. And let more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to notice several signs. Like the door’s appearance and how it opens.
Our professionals at Pella of Victoria can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you select the ideal patio door for your home.
Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck
Inclement weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can damage your door frame. This can make your patio door 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 aligned 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 working the way it should, the hinges could be aging and close to fizzling out. The latch can also get stuck, making your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can become deformed and damage your floor when you use the door.
A professional should inspect your French-style doors if they scrape against the floor or ground when opened or closed.
Room is Too Hot or Cold
Drafts are a major hint that you need to install a new patio door. When seals around doors get older, they can retract and crack.
You can look for for drafts by holding 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 heating and cooling bills.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to install a new patio door if you see gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your heating and cooling bills.
Snow or rain can leak through these gaps, leading to damage to your door and flooring.
Get rid of wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could indicate the door is deteriorating from the inside.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation is noticeable 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 weaken insulation and energy savings.
Broken Glass or Other Damage
Hail can result in serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you’re just hoping for a contemporary style. A new patio door may help decrease your energy bills and enhance 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 more temperate 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 find the right patio door to fit your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you want 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 Victoria.