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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Woburn

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Woburn

The right patio door can help your Woburn home feel more spacious. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe a couple of indications. Like the door’s condition and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Woburn can help you determine 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 a lot of sun—can damage your door frame. This can lead to your patio door malfunctioning.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors move along a horizontal track.

When they won’t open, the rollers could be to blame. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.

A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it scrapes while opening.

French Doors

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

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

Old doors can sag and harm 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 indication that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors grow old, they can get smaller and crack.

You can look for for drafts by holding 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 utility expenses.

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 energy bills.

Snow or rain can seep through these openings, 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 linked to ineffective installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can build up between the panes. This can weaken insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

Hail can result in serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just hoping for a modern style. A new patio door may help decrease 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 more pleasant in the winter and cooler in the summer.
  • Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for the greatest amount of insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you find the ideal 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 stop by our showroom in Woburn.

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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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