How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Casper
The right patio door can help your Casper home appear more spacious. And let more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to see a few symptoms. Like the door’s condition and how it works.
Our professionals at Pella of Casper can help you figure out when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you select the ideal 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 to blame. 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 freely 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 stuck, rendering 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 scratch against the floor or ground when opened or closed.
Room is Too Hot or Cold
Drafts are a major sign that you need to install a new patio door. When seals around doors get older, they can shrink and fracture.
You can test 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 increase your energy costs.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to replace your 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, causing damage to your door and flooring.
Change out 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 utility 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 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 best 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 Casper.