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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Peoria

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Peoria

The right patio door can help your Peoria home appear larger. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe several symptoms. Like how the door looks and how it operates.

Our professionals at Pella of Peoria can help you decide 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 too much sun—can damage your door frame. This can cause your patio door to 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 aligned with the track.

A professional should examine your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while opening.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing smoothly outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t opening correctly, the hinges could be aging and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get stuck, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.

Old doors can become deformed and harm your floor when you use the door.

A professional should examine 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 sign that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can shrink and fracture.

You can test for drafts by holding 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 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 spaces, resulting in damage to your door and flooring.

Get rid of wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could indicate the door is deteriorating from the inside.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation is noticeable between the glass.

Condensation can also be linked to 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 result in serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just hoping for an updated style. A new patio door may help reduce your energy 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 maximum insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you find the best patio door to match 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 Peoria.

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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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