Your patio door provides access to your beautiful backyard and can be a quick route into your kitchen while entertaining guests outdoors. If your patio door is old or in a state of disrepair, it will definitely compromise the energy efficiency and functionality of your home. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, one of the premier door and window companies in Cape Cod, reveals four signs it’s time to replace your patio door.
1. Difficult Operation
If your patio door becomes warped due to a moisture-related issue, you may have difficulty opening and closing it. If your door does not operate without effort or sticks and screeches when being used, then it may be past its prime. First, call a door maintenance specialist to identify the source of the problem. In some cases the door can be repaired, but in others it will need to be replaced.
2. Presence of Drafts
Your patio door should tightly fit in its frame in order to ensure a comfortable and leak-free home. If your door has become loose due to inadequate or worn weatherstripping, you may notice pockets of cold or hot air around it. Gaps around the door also increase the risk of pest infestation. While there are times when a door and window replacement contractor may simply be rehung your patio door to correct the frame spacing, the presence of extreme damage will usually require replacement.
3. Outdated Design
If your patio door looks dingy or outdated, then a replacement will be beneficial. Select a model that complements the style of your interior or design of the porch. Be sure to choose an energy-efficient door to improve the energy performance of your home as well.
4. Cosmetic Damage
While a door with scrapes, chipped paint, scratch marks does not necessarily need to be replaced, your home will look much more attractive with a patio door in better condition. Speak with a contractor to find out whether the cosmetic damage can be mitigated with a fresh coat of paint or finish. If not, consider a door replacement.
Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod is one of the top door and window contractors in Cape Cod, MA. Our goal is to deliver the comfort and functionality you need through high-quality products and outstanding workmanship. Call our certified team at (508) 500-1715 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.