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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Muncie

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Muncie

The right patio door can help your Muncie home seem larger. 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 indications. Like how the door looks and how it opens.

Our professionals at Pella of Muncie can help you figure out 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

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 move along a horizontal track.

When they won’t open, the rollers could be broken. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.

A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it scrapes while moving.

French Doors

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

When the door isn’t opening correctly, the hinges could be aging and close to failure. The latch can also get stuck, making your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can sag and harm 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 sign that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors grow old, they can get smaller and break.

You can test 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 utility 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 energy bills.

Snow or rain can drip through these gaps, resulting in damage to your door and flooring.

Replace wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could indicate the door is deteriorating from the inside.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation is noticeable between the glass.

Condensation can also be tied to bad 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 major structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just ready for a contemporary style. A new patio door may help reduce your energy 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 refreshing in the summer.
  • Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for the best possible insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you discover the best 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 stop by our showroom in Muncie.

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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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