How are your patio doors holding up? If you’ve had your patio doors for a long time, you may be wondering when it would be a good time to replace them. In our latest blog, we go over the top 3 signs it’s time to replace your patio door. Read along to find out! In any case, it just may be time to gut our old doors for some new ones.
Difficulty Opening and Closing
One of the first noticeable signs that indicate it’s time to replace your patio door is if you’re having trouble operating it. Old patio doors with malfunctioning sliders are a pain to deal with. They make it hard to operate your doors and sometimes even make them nearly impossible to use. If you’re currently dealing with a difficult door, take it as a sign to switch it out for a new one. The last thing you would want is it miss out on cool winter evenings out on your patio or not be able to access it when you have friends over for a special gathering.
Foggy Glass Panes
Dealing with a patio door that doesn’t open or close as it used to is a pain. Another equally exasperating issue is a foggy patio door, which is the next item on our list of tall tale signs indicating it’s time for a replacement. Foggy patio doors occur when seals around the patio door have been compromised. Busted seals are not to be messed with, as they put can your home at risk. They will not only obstruct your views but will also cause several significant issues. Compromised seals can cause ineffective insulation coverage and water damage. Problems with insulation can result in drafts, overrun HVAC systems, and high electric bills. And on the other hand, water damage can cause structural issues and the growth of mold and mildew.
Speaking of ineffective insulation coverage, the next item on the list is problems regulating your home’s internal temperature. As mentioned, a lack of proper insulation can result in drafts and overrun HVAC systems. While this can be attributed to damaged seals, it can also be attributed to old patio doors in general. Patio doors today aren’t built like they used to be back then. Modern patio doors are constructed with high-quality seals, multiple glass panes, gas insertion, and low-e coatings to ensure no heat or air escapes through them. If you find your patio doors hot to the touch or freezing cold during the seasons, we cannot recommend enough getting them replaced. Chances are you have a set of old patio doors that aren’t as equipped to handle the extreme weather.
Ready to Make the Switch?
There are several things to look out for when considering making the switch. These include difficulty operating your doors, foggy glass panels, and insulation issues. If you’re sick and tired of dealing with these problems and are looking to fit your home with some new and modern patio doors, we are the team to call. At American Deluxe, we offer a wide selection of beautiful patio doors that are made to last and will serve you in all the ways old patio doors can’t. And what’s more, our team of professionals will install them for you with quality and efficiency. Call American Deluxe Windows and Doors at (818) 561-8191 or visit our website for a FREE quote!