How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Davenport
The right patio door can help your Davenport home seem more spacious. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to notice a couple of symptoms. Like the door’s condition and how it opens.
Our professionals at Pella of Davenport can help you determine 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 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 slide, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.
A professional should examine your sliding door if it scrapes while sliding.
A French patio door should swing smoothly outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t working correctly, the hinges could be breaking down and close to failure. The latch can also get jammed, making your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can warp and harm your floor when you open the door.
A professional should take a look at 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 indication that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors age, they can get smaller and crack.
You can check 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 increase your utility 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 gaps, leading to damage to your door and flooring.
Change out wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could mean the door is deteriorating from the inside.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation has built up between the glass.
Condensation can also be caused by 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 just want a contemporary look. A new patio door may help reduce your utility bills and boost 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 cozier 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 complement your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you want a bifold patio door, modern sliding French patio door or a classic glass sliding patio door.
Schedule an appointment online today. Or stop by our showroom in Davenport.