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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in West Springfield

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in West Springfield

The right patio door can help your West Springfield home appear roomier. And let more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to install a new door, you’ll start to notice several indications. Like the door’s appearance and how it operates.

Our professionals at Pella of West Springfield can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you select the right patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Bad weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can warp your door frame. This can lead to your patio door malfunctioning.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors move along a horizontal track.

When they won’t move, the rollers could be broken. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.

A professional should examine your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while opening.

French Doors

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

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

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

A professional should take a look at 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 you need a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can shrink and break.

You can check for drafts by holding 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 expenses.

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 utility bills.

Snow or rain can leak 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.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation has built up between the glass.

Condensation can also be linked 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 cause major structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just ready for a contemporary style. A new patio door may help reduce 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 more pleasant in the winter and cooler 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 best patio door to complement 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 West Springfield.

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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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