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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Terre Haute

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Terre Haute

The right patio door can help your Terre Haute home appear roomier. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to notice several symptoms. Like the door’s condition and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Terre Haute can help you figure out when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the best patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Severe weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can damage 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 to blame. 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 working correctly, the hinges could be aging and close to fizzling out. The latch can also get jammed, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.

Old doors can become deformed and harm your floor when you close 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 your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors age, they can shrink and crack.

You can check 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 drive up your heating and cooling costs.

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 utility bills.

Snow or rain can leak through these spaces, causing 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.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation 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 undermine 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.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just ready for a modern look. A new patio door may help reduce your utility bills and enhance your home’s value.

ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 offer energy efficient options like:

  • Dual- and triple-pane glass.
  • Low-emissivity glass coating to keep your home warmer 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 locate the ideal 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 drop by our showroom in Terre Haute.

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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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