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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Haverhill

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Haverhill

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

When it’s time to install a new door, you’ll start to see a couple of indications. Like how the door looks and how it opens.

Our professionals at Pella of Haverhill 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

Severe weather—rain, snow or even excessive sun—can damage 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 move, the rollers could be to blame. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.

A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it scrapes while moving.

French Doors

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

When the door isn’t working the way it should, the hinges could be wearing out and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also become immovable, rendering your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can become deformed and damage your floor when you close the door.

A professional should examine 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 sign that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors age, they can get smaller and crack.

You can look for for drafts by holding 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 bills.

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 utility bills.

Snow or rain can leak through these gaps, resulting in damage to your door and flooring.

Change out wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could mean the door is deteriorating from the inside.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation has built up between the glass.

Condensation can also be tied to ineffective installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can accumulate between the panes. This can weaken 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.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just hoping for a modern style. A new patio door may help lower 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 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 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 come to our showroom in Haverhill.

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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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