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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Asheville

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Asheville

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

When it’s time to install a new door, you’ll start to notice several symptoms. Like the door’s appearance and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Asheville can help you figure out when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose the best patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Bad weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can warp 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 move, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.

A professional should take a look at your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while moving.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t opening correctly, the hinges could be wearing out and close to failure. The latch can also get jammed, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.

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

A professional should inspect 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 sign that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors get older, 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 utility expenses.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to get a new patio door if you notice gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your heating and cooling bills.

Snow or rain can seep through these gaps, 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 caused by bad installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can accumulate between the panes. This can weaken 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 modern design. A new patio door may help decrease your utility bills and boost 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 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 locate the right patio door to fit 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 Asheville.

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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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