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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Danville

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Danville

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

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe a few signs. Like the door’s condition and how it opens.

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

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Bad weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can damage 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 move, 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 rubbing sound while sliding.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing freely 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 malfunctioning. The latch can also become immovable, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.

Old doors can sag and scrape your floor when you close 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 hint that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors grow old, they can shrink and break.

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 drive up your energy costs.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to get 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 drip 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.

Condensation

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 accumulate between the panes. This can compromise insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

Hail can cause severe structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just ready for a modern design. A new patio door may help lower your heating and cooling bills and enhance your home’s value.

ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 include 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 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 drop by our showroom in Danville.

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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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