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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Providence

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Providence

The right patio door can help your Providence home appear roomier. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to see a couple of symptoms. Like how the door looks and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Providence can help you figure out when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the best patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Inclement weather—rain, snow or even excessive sun—can damage 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 slide, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.

A professional should examine your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while sliding.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t opening the way it should, the hinges could be wearing out and close to fizzling out. The latch can also become immovable, making your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can warp and scrape 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 a new patio door. When seals around doors grow old, they can retract and crack.

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 increase your energy expenses.

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 heating and cooling bills.

Snow or rain can seep through these spaces, causing damage to your door and flooring.

Replace wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could mean the door is deteriorating from the inside.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation has built up between the glass.

Condensation can also be caused by 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 result in severe structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you just want a contemporary design. A new patio door may help lower your energy bills and enhance 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 maximum insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you find the right patio door to match 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 stop by our showroom in Providence.

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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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