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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Kingston

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Kingston

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

When it’s time to install a new door, you’ll start to notice a couple of indications. Like the door’s condition and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Kingston can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the right patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Bad weather—rain, snow or even excessive sun—can damage your door frame. This can make your patio door malfunction.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors move along a horizontal track.

When they won’t open, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be level with the track.

A professional should examine your sliding door if it scrapes while opening.

French Doors

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 wearing out and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get stuck, making your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can warp and scrape your floor when you use 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 a new patio door. When seals around doors get older, they can get smaller and break.

You can test for drafts by lighting an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke drifts toward the edges of the door.

A drafty patio door can make your room seem too hot or too cold. It could also drive up your utility expenses.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to install a new patio door if you spot gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your utility bills.

Snow or rain can leak through these openings, leading to damage to your door and flooring.

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

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation between the glass.

Condensation can also be caused by ineffective 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 serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you just want a contemporary design. A new patio door may help lower your energy bills and enhance 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 more pleasant in the winter and more temperate 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 find the right patio door to fit your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you want a bifold patio door, modern sliding French patio door or a classic glass sliding patio door.

Schedule an appointment online today. Or stop by our showroom in Kingston.

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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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