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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Overland Park

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Overland Park

The right patio door can help your Overland Park home appear roomier. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to observe a couple of signs. Like the door’s appearance and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Overland Park can help you figure out when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you find the best patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Inclement weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can distort your door frame. This can lead to your patio door malfunctioning.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors open along a horizontal track.

When they won’t slide, the rollers could be to blame. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.

A professional should inspect your sliding door if it scrapes 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 opening properly, the hinges could be breaking down and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get stuck, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.

Old doors can sag and damage your floor when you open 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 you need to install a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can retract and crack.

You can check for drafts by lighting 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 bump up your heating and cooling bills.

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 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 caused by ineffective installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can accumulate between the panes. This can undermine insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

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

Outdated Style

Maybe you just want an updated style. A new patio door may help decrease your utility 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 cozier 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 discover the right patio door to match 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 drop by our showroom in Overland Park.

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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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