The right patio door can help your Evansville home seem more spacious. 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 indications. Like the door’s condition and how it works.
Our professionals at Pella of Evansville can help you decide when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the ideal patio door for your home.
Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck
Bad weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can distort your door frame. This can lead to your patio door malfunctioning.
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 level with the track.
A professional should inspect your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while moving.
A French patio door should swing freely outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t opening the way it should, the hinges could be wearing out and close to failure. The latch can also get stuck, rendering your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can become deformed and scrape your floor when you open the door.
A professional should inspect 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 hint that you need to install a new patio door. When seals around doors grow old, they can retract and break.
You can check for drafts by holding 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 drive up your utility expenses.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to get 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 heating and cooling bills.
Snow or rain can leak through these gaps, causing 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.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation is noticeable 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 severe structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you’re just ready for an updated design. A new patio door may help reduce your heating and cooling bills and boost your home’s value.
ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 include 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 greatest amount of insulation.
- Between-the-glass blinds and shades.
Patio Doors Designed for Real Life
We can help you locate the best patio door to complement 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 Evansville.
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.