Patio doors are a great investment for any home. Not only do they extend your living space outwards, they’re stylish appearance adds aesthetic value to your home. These doors, however, will eventually require replacement and figuring out if it’s time is often more difficult than actually replacing it.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Montana shares how to tell if it’s time to replace your patio doors.
The Doors are Getting Stuck
A patio door that gets stuck as you’re opening or closing it may need replacing soon – especially if they’re sliding doors. While ‘sticky’ doors are often easily addressed with a spot of cleaning, they may also get stuck due to mechanism damage; in the case of sliding doors, the rollers may have sustained irreparable damage.
Adverse weather can also damage your doors, though it’s very rare for the mechanism and internal parts to be affected. Instead, rain, snow and excess sunlight may damage the frame. Damaged door frames aren’t just unsightly, they also affect long-term functionality.
Like windows, patio doors play a key role in the natural insulation and ventilation of your home. Drafts coming in from the door even when it’s closed are a warning sign that its weatherproofing is long gone and will require immediate replacement. Failure to replace doors with poor insulation can affect the overall comfort levels of your home on top of contributing to increased energy usage.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Montana, all of our doors are designed with performance and aesthetics in mind. Whether you’re looking for a French-style door or one that slides on a track, you can count on us to properly install your new investment.
Get in touch with us at (406) 259-3944 or fill out our contact form to learn more. We install patio doors throughout Montana.