How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Jackson
The right patio door can help your Jackson home seem more spacious. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe several signs. Like how the door looks and how it opens.
Our professionals at Pella of Jackson can help you figure out 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
Inclement weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can warp your door frame. This can make your patio door malfunction.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors glide on a horizontal track.
When they won’t open, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.
A professional should inspect 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 correctly, the hinges could be aging and close to failure. The latch can also get stuck, rendering your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can warp and scrape your floor when you open the door.
A professional should inspect 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 hint that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors age, they can shrink and fracture.
You can look for for drafts by using an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke pulls toward the edges of the door.
A drafty patio door can make your room feel too hot or too cold. It could also increase your energy expenses.
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 heating and cooling bills.
Snow or rain can drip through these gaps, leading to damage to your door and flooring.
Change out wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could indicate the door is deteriorating from the inside.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation is noticeable between the glass.
Condensation can also be linked to poor installation or humidity.
If the seal fails, air and moisture can build up between the panes. This can weaken insulation and energy savings.
Broken Glass or Other Damage
Hail can cause major structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you just want a modern look. A new patio door may help decrease your heating and cooling bills and boost 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 more pleasant in the winter and cooler 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 find the right patio door to complement your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you need 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 Jackson.