A patio door can last for many years. But at some point, you will need to replace it so that it can provide the maximum benefits to your home. In this post, door and window installation expert Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix lists three common signs that will tell you when it’s time to install a new patio door.
The Patio Door Does Not Open Easily
If you are having trouble opening or closing your patio door, it is often a good sign that you need to replace it. The rollers might have already been damaged beyond repair, or the door might have become misaligned from the track. In some cases, the damage is caused by adverse weather like rain, snow and excessive heat and sunlight. Other times, the culprit could be a poor installation job. It’s best to have your patio door checked out so that you can pinpoint the root of the problem.
There Are Gaps Between the Door and the Frame
Much like in windows, gaps between the door and the frame can create problems for your patio door. These gaps may have been caused by inclement weather, which can cause the frame and/or sash to warp over time. They may also be due to poor installation. Regardless of the reason why such gaps developed in your patio door, make sure to act quickly and replace the door to maintain its safety, insulation and aesthetic appeal.
If your interior seems unable to cool down in the summer despite a properly functioning air conditioner or the room still feels chilly despite adequate heating, you might want to take a look at your patio door. Make sure that it’s not leaking air. Otherwise, prepare to have it replaced so that your home can be properly insulated.
Whether you’re looking to replace your patio door or install a bay window, Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix is ready to provide quality services. We are a locally based company that will ensure your needs are satisfactorily met. Call us at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Phoenix, AZ.