How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Casper
The right patio door can help your Casper home seem more spacious. And let 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 condition and how it opens.
Our professionals at Pella of Casper 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
Severe 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 open along a horizontal track.
When they won’t open, the rollers could be broken. Or the door might not be level with the track.
A professional should inspect your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while moving.
A French patio door should swing easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t closing properly, the hinges could be aging and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get jammed, making your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can warp and damage your floor when you use the door.
A professional should take a look at your French-style doors if they grate 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 age, they can shrink and fracture.
You can check for drafts by using 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 drive up your energy costs.
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 energy bills.
Snow or rain can drip through these openings, causing 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 bad installation or humidity.
If the seal fails, air and moisture can collect between the panes. This can undermine insulation and energy savings.
Broken Glass or Other Damage
Hail can lead to severe structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you’re just hoping for a contemporary look. A new patio door may help decrease your heating and cooling 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 discover the ideal patio door to match 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 Casper.