The right patio door can help your Syracuse home appear 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 couple of symptoms. Like how the door looks and how it operates.
Our professionals at Pella of Syracuse can help you figure out 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 damage your door frame. This can cause your patio door to malfunction.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors move along a horizontal track.
When they won’t open, the rollers could be broken. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.
A professional should inspect your sliding door if it scrapes while opening.
A French patio door should swing smoothly outward or inward, depending on the style you have.
When the door isn’t opening the way it should, the hinges could be aging and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also get stuck, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.
Old doors can sag and harm your floor when you close the door.
A professional should examine your French-style doors if they grate 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 shrink and break.
You can test 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 expenses.
Visible Gaps or Cracks
It’s time to replace your 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 openings, leading to damage to your door and flooring.
Replace 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 linked to poor installation or humidity.
If the seal fails, air and moisture can build up between the panes. This can weaken 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.
Maybe you just want an updated design. 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 warmer in the winter and more temperate 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 ideal patio door to complement 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 Syracuse.
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.