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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Memphis

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Memphis

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

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe several indications. Like the door’s condition and how it operates.

Our professionals at Pella of Memphis 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

Inclement weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can damage 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 slide, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be level with the track.

A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it makes a grating noise 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 correctly, the hinges could be wearing out and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get jammed, making your patio doors unusable.

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

A professional should take a look at 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 indication that you need to install a new patio door. When seals around doors grow old, they can get smaller and break.

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 drive up your heating and cooling bills.

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 energy bills.

Snow or rain can drip through these openings, causing damage to your door and flooring.

Change out 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 tied to poor installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can build up between the panes. This can undermine insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

Hail can result in severe structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just hoping for a modern look. 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 find 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 come to our showroom in Memphis.

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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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