How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Cheyenne
The right patio door can help your Cheyenne home seem larger. And let 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 appearance and how it opens.
Our professionals at Pella of Cheyenne can help you decide when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the ideal patio door for your home.
Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck
Inclement weather—rain, snow or even excessive sun—can warp 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 level with the track.
A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while sliding.
A French patio door should swing smoothly 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 failure. The latch can also become immovable, rendering your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can sag and damage 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 get smaller and fracture.
You can test for drafts by lighting 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 bump up your energy bills.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to get 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 drip through these openings, 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.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation 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 lead to serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you’re just hoping for a modern design. A new patio door may help reduce your heating and cooling bills and increase 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 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 locate the ideal 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 come to our showroom in Cheyenne.