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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Roanoke

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Roanoke

The right patio door can help your Roanoke home seem roomier. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to install a new door, you’ll start to observe a couple of indications. Like the door’s condition and how it operates.

Our professionals at Pella of Roanoke can help you decide when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you find the right patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Severe weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can distort your door frame. This can cause your patio door to 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 lined up with the track.

A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while sliding.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing freely outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t closing correctly, the hinges could be wearing out and close to fizzling out. The latch can also get jammed, making your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can become deformed and harm your floor when you open the door.

A professional should examine 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 get older, they can shrink and crack.

You can test for drafts by lighting an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke moves toward the edges of the door.

A drafty patio door can make your room appear too hot or too cold. It could also increase your utility bills.

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 utility bills.

Snow or rain can seep through these spaces, leading to damage to your door and flooring.

Replace wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could indicate the door is deteriorating from the inside.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation is noticeable between the glass.

Condensation can also be linked to ineffective installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can collect between the panes. This can compromise insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

Hail can cause major structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just ready for a modern style. A new patio door may help lower your energy bills and increase your home’s value.

ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 include 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 maximum insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you find the best patio door to match 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 come to our showroom in Roanoke.

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1Some Pella® products may not meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to energystar.gc.ca.
 
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