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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Santa Fe

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Santa Fe

The right patio door can help your Santa Fe home feel more spacious. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to notice several signs. Like the door’s appearance and how it opens.

Our professionals at Pella of Santa Fe can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you select the ideal patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Bad 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 open along a horizontal track.

When they won’t open, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.

A professional should examine your sliding door if it scrapes while opening.

French Doors

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

When the door isn’t working properly, the hinges could be aging and close to failure. The latch can also get stuck, rendering your patio doors unusable.

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

A professional should examine 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 sign that you need to install a new patio door. When seals around doors get older, they can retract and break.

You can look for for drafts by using 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 bump up your heating and cooling expenses.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to install 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 utility bills.

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

Get rid of wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could be a symptom that the door is deteriorating from the inside.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if you can see condensation between the glass.

Condensation can also be linked to poor installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can accumulate between the panes. This can compromise 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’re just hoping for an updated style. A new patio door may help lower 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 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 best patio door to fit 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 Santa Fe.

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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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