The right patio door can help your El Paso home appear larger. And let more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe a few signs. Like the door’s condition and how it operates.
Our professionals at Pella of El Paso can help you figure out when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you find 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 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 makes a rubbing sound while opening.
A French patio door should swing smoothly outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t opening properly, the hinges could be wearing out and close to failure. The latch can also get jammed, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.
Old doors can sag and harm your floor when you close 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 to install a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can retract and fracture.
You can check 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 increase your utility expenses.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to replace your patio door if you notice gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your utility bills.
Snow or rain can seep through these openings, resulting in damage to your door and flooring.
Replace wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could mean the door is deteriorating from the inside.
Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation has built up between the glass.
Condensation can also be linked to bad installation or humidity.
If the seal fails, air and moisture can build up between the panes. This can undermine insulation and energy savings.
Broken Glass or Other Damage
Hail can result in major structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you’re just hoping for a contemporary design. A new patio door may help reduce your utility bills and enhance 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 more refreshing 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 ideal patio door to fit 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 stop by our showroom in El Paso.
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.