Your patio door is fairly similar to your windows. Not only does it improve your home’s overall appearance and curb appeal, but it also increases your home’s ventilation. As such, since they have a lot of benefits for your home, it’s vital that they remain in good shape. This means that you should have your patio door repaired or replaced when needed. But how exactly can you tell if your patio door needs to be replaced?
Here are the signs that say it’s time to have your patio doors replaced.
Gaps are a big problem to have in a patio door as it can allow hot and cold air to leak from your home, forcing your HVAC unit to work harder and causing your bills to spike up in the process. Often, this occurs when your patio door’s frame or sash warps over time. However, it’s also possible that your door wasn’t properly installed in the beginning. Regardless of the cause, once gaps make themselves apparent in your patio door, have it replaced immediately.
If you’re having trouble opening or closing your door, this is a tell tale sign that your patio doors are in need of a replacement. This is especially true if your patio door is of the sliding variant as difficulties in operation means the rollers are beyond repair. As such, once you begin to experience difficulty in operating your patio door, it’s best that you get it replaced as soon as you can as this can not only negatively impact your home’s energy efficiency, but your security as well.
Finally, if you see condensation between the panes of your patio door, contact a professional to replace it as soon as you can. According to experts, if a patio door has condensation, it means the seal is compromised, and its insulating status has diminished.
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