The right patio door can help your Lewes home seem roomier. And let more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to see a couple of symptoms. Like the door’s condition and how it works.
Our professionals at Pella of Lewes can help you figure out when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you find the right patio door for your home.
Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck
Bad weather—rain, snow or even excessive sun—can warp your door frame. This can lead to your patio door malfunctioning.
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 level with the track.
A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while sliding.
A French patio door should swing easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t closing the way it should, the hinges could be wearing out and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get stuck, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.
Old doors can become deformed and scrape your floor when you close the door.
A professional should examine 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 age, they can get smaller and break.
You can test 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 drive up your heating and cooling bills.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to replace your patio door if you see gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your utility bills.
Snow or rain can seep through these spaces, causing 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.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation has built up between the glass.
Condensation can also be caused by ineffective installation or humidity.
If the seal fails, air and moisture can build up between the panes. This can undermine insulation and energy savings.
Broken Glass or Other Damage
Hail can result in serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you just want a contemporary style. A new patio door may help lower your utility bills and enhance 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 refreshing in the summer.
- Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for the greatest amount of 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’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 come to our showroom in Lewes.
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.