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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Concord

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Concord

The right patio door can help your Concord home feel 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 several indications. Like the door’s condition and how it opens.

Our professionals at Pella of Concord can help you decide when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you select the right patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Bad weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can warp 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 to blame. Or the door might not be level with the track.

A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it scrapes 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 working properly, the hinges could be aging and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get stuck, rendering your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can become deformed and damage your floor when you open the door.

A professional should take a look at your French-style doors if they scratch against the floor or ground when opened or closed.

Room is Too Hot or Cold

Drafts are a major sign that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors grow old, they can shrink and fracture.

You can check for drafts by lighting 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 bills.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to install 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 energy bills.

Snow or rain can drip through these gaps, leading to 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 weaken insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

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

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just hoping for an updated style. A new patio door may help lower your heating and cooling bills and increase your home’s value.

ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 have energy efficient options like:

  • Dual- and triple-pane glass.
  • Low-emissivity glass coating to keep your home cozier in the winter and cooler 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 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 Concord.

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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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