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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Fargo

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Fargo

The right patio door can help your Fargo home feel roomier. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to notice several signs. Like the door’s appearance and how it opens.

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

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Bad weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can distort your door frame. This can lead to your patio door malfunctioning.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors glide on a horizontal track.

When they won’t open, the rollers could be broken. Or the door might not be level with the track.

A professional should examine your sliding door if it scrapes while opening.

French Doors

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

When the door isn’t opening properly, the hinges could be breaking down and close to failure. The latch can also become immovable, causing your hinged patio doors to be unusable.

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

A professional should inspect 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 hint that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors grow old, they can get smaller and break.

You can look for for drafts by using an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke drifts toward the edges of the door.

A drafty patio door can make your room seem too hot or too cold. It could also drive up your heating and cooling costs.

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 energy bills.

Snow or rain can seep through these gaps, causing 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.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation has built up between the glass.

Condensation can also be tied to bad installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can collect between the panes. This can weaken insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

Hail can cause serious structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just ready for a contemporary style. A new patio door may help lower your utility 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 warmer in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.
  • Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for the best possible insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you locate the best patio door to complement your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you’re looking for 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 Fargo.

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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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