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 see several signs. Like the door’s appearance and how it works.
Our professionals at Pella of Victoria can help you decide when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you find the best 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 move along 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 sliding.
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 malfunctioning. The latch can also get stuck, rendering your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can become deformed and damage your floor when you use the door.
A professional should take a look at 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 age, they can retract and break.
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 utility bills.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to install a new patio door if you notice 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 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 ineffective 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 serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you’re just hoping for a contemporary design. A new patio door may help decrease your energy bills and boost 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 warmer in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.
- Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for the best possible 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’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 stop by our showroom in Victoria.