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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Binghamton

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Binghamton

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

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

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

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Severe weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can distort 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 lined up with the track.

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

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 breaking down and close to fizzling out. The latch can also get stuck, rendering your patio doors unusable.

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

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

You can look for for drafts by lighting 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 drive up your utility 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 energy 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 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 linked to bad 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.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just ready for a contemporary look. A new patio door may help lower your energy bills and increase 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 more pleasant 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 find the best 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 come to our showroom in Binghamton.

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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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