The right patio door can help your Denver home appear roomier. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to install a new door, you’ll start to notice several indications. Like the door’s condition and how it operates.
Our professionals at Pella of Denver can help you determine 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
Severe weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can warp your door frame. This can lead to your patio door malfunctioning.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors glide on a horizontal track.
When they won’t slide, the rollers could be broken. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.
A professional should examine your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while sliding.
A French patio door should swing easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t working correctly, the hinges could be aging and close to failure. The latch can also become immovable, rendering your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can become deformed and harm your floor when you use the door.
A professional should take a look at 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 indication that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can retract and break.
You can test for drafts by using 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 energy costs.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to install a new patio door if you see gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your utility bills.
Snow or rain can drip through these openings, resulting in damage to your door and flooring.
Change out wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could be a symptom that the door is deteriorating from the inside.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation between the glass.
Condensation can also be linked to bad installation or humidity.
If the seal fails, air and moisture can collect between the panes. This can compromise 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.
Maybe you’re just hoping for an updated design. A new patio door may help reduce your heating and cooling 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 warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
- Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for maximum 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 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 Denver.
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.