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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Murray

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Murray

The right patio door can help your Murray home feel larger. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to notice several symptoms. Like the door’s condition and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Murray can help you decide 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 lead to your patio door malfunctioning.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors move 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 take a look at your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while moving.

French Doors

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

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

Old doors can become deformed and harm your floor when you close 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 to install a new patio door. When seals around doors grow old, they can shrink and fracture.

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 bump up your energy bills.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to replace your patio door if you spot gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your utility bills.

Snow or rain can leak through these spaces, leading to 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.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation between the glass.

Condensation can also be tied to bad 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 lead to major structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you just want a contemporary look. A new patio door may help lower your heating and cooling 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 more pleasant 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 match 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 Murray.

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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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