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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Salt Lake City

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Salt Lake City

The right patio door can help your Salt Lake City 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 a few symptoms. Like the door’s appearance and how it operates.

Our professionals at Pella of Salt Lake City can help you decide 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 too much sun—can distort 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 open, the rollers could be to blame. 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 smoothly outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t working correctly, 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 damage 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 grow old, they can shrink and crack.

You can check for drafts by holding an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke pulls toward the edges of the door.

A drafty patio door can make your room feel too hot or too cold. It could also bump up your heating and cooling bills.

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 utility bills.

Snow or rain can leak 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.

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 accumulate between the panes. This can weaken 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.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just ready for a contemporary look. A new patio door may help decrease your utility 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 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 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 Salt Lake City.

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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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