How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Idaho
The right patio door can help your Idaho home seem roomier. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to see a few signs. Like the door’s appearance and how it operates.
Our professionals at Pella of Idaho can help you figure out when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the right 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 make your patio door malfunction.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors open along a horizontal track.
When they won’t slide, the rollers could be to blame. 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 opening.
A French patio door should swing smoothly outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t opening the way it should, the hinges could be wearing out and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get stuck, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.
Old doors can warp and harm your floor when you open the door.
A professional should inspect 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 indication that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can get smaller and break.
You can test 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 bump up your utility bills.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to get a new 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.
Get rid of wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could indicate the door is deteriorating from the inside.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation is noticeable between the glass.
Condensation can also be linked to poor 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 result in major structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you’re just ready for a contemporary design. A new patio door may help lower your utility bills and increase 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 temperate 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 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 come to our showroom in Idaho.