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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Baton Rouge

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Baton Rouge

The right patio door can help your Baton Rouge home feel larger. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to see a few symptoms. Like how the door looks and how it opens.

Our professionals at Pella of Baton Rouge can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you find the right patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Severe weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can damage 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 slide, the rollers could be broken. Or the door might not be level with the track.

A professional should inspect your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while moving.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing freely 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 malfunctioning. The latch can also get stuck, making your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can sag and harm your floor when you open 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 indication that your patio door needs to be replaced. When seals around doors get older, they can shrink and crack.

You can look for for drafts by lighting 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 bump up your heating and cooling bills.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to install 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 leak through these gaps, resulting in damage to your door and flooring.

Get rid of 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 linked to ineffective installation or humidity.

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

Broken Glass or Other Damage

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

Outdated Style

Maybe you just want an updated design. A new patio door may help reduce your energy bills and enhance your home’s value.

ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 have 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 find the ideal 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 Baton Rouge.

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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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