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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Natick

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Natick

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

When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to observe a couple of symptoms. Like the door’s appearance and how it operates.

Our professionals at Pella of Natick 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 cause your patio door to malfunction.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors glide on a horizontal track.

When they won’t open, the rollers could be broken. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.

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

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 breaking down and close to failure. The latch can also get stuck, rendering your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can warp and scrape your floor when you open 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 indication that you need to install a new patio door. When seals around doors grow old, they can retract and crack.

You can look for for drafts by holding an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke drifts toward the edges of the door.

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

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to replace your 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 spaces, causing damage to your door and flooring.

Get rid of 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 collect between the panes. This can compromise insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

Hail can result in serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you just want a modern look. A new patio door may help decrease your energy 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 warmer in the winter and more refreshing 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 best patio door to fit your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you want 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 Natick.

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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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