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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Fall River

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Fall River

The right patio door can help your Fall River home appear more spacious. 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 condition and how it operates.

Our professionals at Pella of Fall River can help you figure out when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you find the best 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 open along a horizontal track.

When they won’t open, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be level 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 closing correctly, the hinges could be breaking down and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get jammed, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.

Old doors can become deformed 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 hint that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors grow old, they can shrink and crack.

You can look for for drafts by lighting an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke moves toward the edges of the door.

A drafty patio door can make your room appear too hot or too cold. It could also drive up your utility bills.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to install a new 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 gaps, leading to damage to your door and flooring.

Get rid of 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 bad installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can accumulate between the panes. This can undermine 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’re just ready for a modern design. A new patio door may help lower your utility bills and increase 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 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’re looking for 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 Fall River.

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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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