How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Owensboro
The right patio door can help your Owensboro home feel larger. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to install a new door, you’ll start to notice a couple of signs. Like how the door looks and how it opens.
Our professionals at Pella of Owensboro can help you decide 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 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 slide, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be level with the track.
A professional should inspect your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while sliding.
A French patio door should swing smoothly outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t working correctly, the hinges could be wearing out and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get jammed, rendering your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can sag and scrape your floor when you close 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 a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can retract and crack.
You can look for 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 energy costs.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to replace your 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 drip through these openings, leading to damage to your door and flooring.
Get rid of wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could be a symptom that the door is deteriorating from the inside.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation between the glass.
Condensation can also be tied to poor installation or humidity.
If the seal fails, air and moisture can collect between the panes. This can weaken insulation and energy savings.
Broken Glass or Other Damage
Hail can result in major structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you just want a contemporary design. A new patio door may help lower your utility bills and enhance 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 more temperate 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 discover the right 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 stop by our showroom in Owensboro.