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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Greensboro

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Greensboro

The right patio door can help your Greensboro home seem larger. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to notice several symptoms. Like the door’s condition and how it operates.

Our professionals at Pella of Greensboro can help you figure out 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

Bad weather—rain, snow or even excessive 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 slide, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be aligned 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 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 sag and damage your floor when you use the door.

A professional should examine 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 sign that you need to install a new patio door. When seals around doors grow old, they can shrink and fracture.

You can look for for drafts by using 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 bump up your utility expenses.

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 seep through these spaces, leading to damage to your door and flooring.

Replace 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 caused by ineffective installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can build up 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 an updated design. A new patio door may help reduce your energy 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 refreshing 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 discover the ideal 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 Greensboro.

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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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