Minor scratches and bumps on the front door can be very bothersome. Even small aesthetic problems are enough to convince the conscientious homeowner to replace their front door. As the main entrance to your home, front doors serve as an anchor point for guests and visitors to get a good first impression of your home. Unfortunately, patio doors don’t often get as much attention.
Patio doors offer convenient access to other parts of your home, typically the garden or the backyard. While they do serve an important purpose, small issues with the patio door are often overlooked. So what are the signs that your patio door needs a replacement ASAP? Here are our top answers.
If something no longer performs its primary function, the first thing to consider is whether it can be repaired or not. This is also true when it comes to your patio doors. Nobody wants a hinged French door that comes off its hinges or a sliding door that’s stuck on its tracks. If the damage cannot be repaired or costs more to repair, then it’s time for a replacement.
Your doors are protected by the same weatherproof seal that borders your windows. This seal inevitably wears off and can cause water to seep in through the edges. If this happens to your patio doors, consider a replacement right away.
Drafts and Gaps
Sliding contemporary doors are notorious for distortion. Misshapen, tilted or oddly-angled panels often cause cracks and gaps that are a huge problem for your air conditioning. Additionally, these small gaps also allow insects entry, and may even pose a safety issue for your home.
If you chose your current patio door, you probably had a good reason for it. It could be the trend of the year and you want your home’s style to be updated. Style and design are often good benchmarks when making replacement decisions.
For most people, minor scrapes and bruises on the door aren’t really a big deal. However, if you’re planning to increase your home’s resale value, then these issues must be addressed quickly.
For all your replacement doors and windows needs, trust only the professionals at Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix. Call us today at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve the areas in and around Phoenix, AZ, including Scottsdale.