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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Springfield

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Springfield

The right patio door can help your Springfield home feel more spacious. And let more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to see a couple of symptoms. Like the door’s appearance and how it opens.

Our professionals at Pella of Springfield can help you figure out 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

Bad weather—rain, snow or even excessive sun—can distort 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 broken. 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 easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t opening properly, the hinges could be wearing out and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also become immovable, making your patio doors unusable.

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

A professional should inspect 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 get smaller and break.

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

A drafty patio door can make your room feel too hot or too cold. It could also increase your heating and cooling costs.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to install a new patio door if you notice gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your energy bills.

Snow or rain can leak through these gaps, resulting in 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 linked to poor 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 lead to serious 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 decrease your heating and cooling bills and boost 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 more pleasant in the winter and more refreshing 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 discover the right patio door to complement 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 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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