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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Tucson

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Tucson

The right patio door can help your Tucson home appear larger. And bring 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 how the door looks and how it works.

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

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Severe weather—rain, snow or even excessive 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 damaged. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.

A professional should inspect your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while moving.

French Doors

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

When the door isn’t closing correctly, the hinges could be wearing out and close to failure. The latch can also get stuck, making your patio doors unusable.

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

A professional should inspect 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 retract and crack.

You can look for 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 drive up your energy expenses.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to replace your patio door if you spot 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 seep through these openings, causing 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 caused by poor 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 cause major structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you just want an updated style. A new patio door may help decrease your utility 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 refreshing 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 ideal patio door to complement 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 Tucson.

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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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