The right patio door can help your Newport home feel roomier. And let more natural light and fresh air inside.
When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to observe several signs. Like the door’s condition and how it opens.
Our professionals at Pella of Newport can help you decide 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
Severe weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can warp 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 slide, the rollers could be to blame. Or the door might not be level with the track.
A professional should examine your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while moving.
A French patio door should swing easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t closing correctly, the hinges could be aging and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get jammed, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.
Old doors can warp and harm your floor when you close the door.
A professional should take a look at your French-style doors if they scratch against the floor or ground when opened or closed.
Room is Too Hot or Cold
Drafts are a major hint that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can shrink and crack.
You can check 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 increase your energy costs.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to get 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 heating and cooling 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 indicate the door is deteriorating from the inside.
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 collect between the panes. This can weaken insulation and energy savings.
Broken Glass or Other Damage
Hail can lead to severe structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you just want an updated look. A new patio door may help decrease 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 cozier in the winter and more temperate 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 discover the right 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 drop by our showroom in Newport.
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.