The right patio door can help your Colorado Springs home feel more spacious. And let more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe several indications. Like the door’s appearance and how it works.
Our professionals at Pella of Colorado Springs 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 a lot of sun—can warp 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 slide, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.
A professional should inspect your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while sliding.
A French patio door should swing easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t opening correctly, the hinges could be breaking down and close to failure. The latch can also become immovable, rendering your patio doors 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 scratch 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 break.
You can look for for drafts by using 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 utility expenses.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to install 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 energy bills.
Snow or rain can leak through these spaces, resulting in 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.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation between the glass.
Condensation can also be tied to ineffective installation or humidity.
If the seal fails, air and moisture can collect between the panes. This can undermine insulation and energy savings.
Broken Glass or Other Damage
Hail can lead to serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you just want an updated style. 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 cozier in the winter and more refreshing 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 locate the ideal patio door to fit 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 come to our showroom in Colorado Springs.
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.