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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Scottsdale

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Scottsdale

The right patio door can help your Scottsdale home seem roomier. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to install a new door, you’ll start to notice a few signs. Like how the door looks and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Scottsdale can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you find the ideal patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Bad weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can damage your door frame. This can make your patio door malfunction.

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 inspect your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while sliding.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing freely outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t closing the way it should, the hinges could be breaking down and close to failure. The latch can also get stuck, rendering your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can sag and harm your floor when you close 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 indication that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors age, they can get smaller and break.

You can check for drafts by holding 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 heating and cooling expenses.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to get 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 heating and cooling bills.

Snow or rain can leak through these openings, leading to damage to your door and flooring.

Replace 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 build up between the panes. This can compromise insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

Hail can cause serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you just want an updated look. A new patio door may help decrease your utility bills and boost 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 the greatest amount of 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 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 Scottsdale.

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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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