How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Kelowna
The right patio door can help your Kelowna 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 see several symptoms. Like how the door looks and how it operates.
Our professionals at Pella of Kelowna 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 warp your door frame. This can make your patio door malfunction.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors open along 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 examine your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while moving.
A French patio door should swing freely outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t opening properly, the hinges could be aging and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also become immovable, rendering your patio doors unusable.
Old doors can warp and scrape your floor when you use the door.
A professional should inspect 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 hint that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors get older, they can shrink and crack.
You can check for drafts by using an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke pulls toward the edges of the door.
A drafty patio door can make your room feel too hot or too cold. It could also bump up your heating and cooling costs.
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 leak through these gaps, leading to 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.
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 collect between the panes. This can compromise insulation and energy savings.
Broken Glass or Other Damage
Hail can lead to serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.
Maybe you’re just ready for a modern style. A new patio door may help reduce your energy 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 warmer 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 locate the right patio door to match 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 drop by our showroom in Kelowna.