Patio doors enhance the look of your home’s interior as well as exterior. While regular maintenance can help you maximize the service life of your patio doors, eventually they’ll need to be replaced. Here are the signs that it’s time to invest in patio door replacement.
Obvious Damage on Door Frames
A key shat your patio doors need to be replaced is obvious damage on the door frames. See if the surface of the material is chipping, peeling or blistering, as this may indicate rot or decay from the inside. Consider replacing the doors when the damage is beyond repair.
Difficulty Operating the Doors
Another sign to look out for on your patio doors is difficulty of operation. Sliding doors need to “glide” through the horizontal track. The hinges of French doors, meanwhile, must be in good condition for the doors to swing open easily. Debris that is stuck on these parts can make them difficult to operate. It could also mean that the door’s material is expanding and contracting.
Your patio doors are like your windows; they provide ventilation to your home. You can notice this through the fixture’s weathertight seal, which helps prevent air infiltration or drafts. If you notice cold drafts near your doors, you have a problem.
The glass panes of your patio doors have an impact on the temperature of your home’s interior. Moisture in or on the glass could result in the door’s failure, which is why it is important to replace the glass as soon as possible.
Any of these signs should not be ignored. For your replacement sliding doors or French doors, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth. Learn more about our offerings by calling (877) 605-2922. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation. We serve Dallas, TX, and surrounding areas.