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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Hingham

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Hingham

The right patio door can help your Hingham home feel larger. And let more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to see a few signs. Like the door’s condition and how it works.

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

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Severe weather—rain, snow or even a lot of sun—can damage your door frame. This can make your patio door malfunction.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors glide on a horizontal track.

When they won’t slide, 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 freely outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t closing the way it should, the hinges could be aging and close to failure. The latch can also get stuck, making your patio doors 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 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 moves toward the edges of the door.

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

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to replace your patio door if you see gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your utility bills.

Snow or rain can seep through these openings, leading to 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 build up 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’re just ready for a modern design. A new patio door may help lower your energy bills and boost your home’s value.

ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 offer energy efficient options like:

  • Dual- and triple-pane glass.
  • Low-emissivity glass coating to keep your home warmer in the winter and more temperate 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 find the right patio door to match your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you want 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 Hingham.

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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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