Patio doors have so many benefits that once one is installed on your home, it’s hard to imagine living without it. But despite their long life spans, patio doors eventually need to be replaced. If you think your own patio doors are in the same predicament, look out for the following signs:
1. Your Patio Doors Are Hard to Open and Close – If you have to expend more than a firm push when opening or closing your patio doors, inspect them. Old French doors may have rusty hinges that need to be oiled or replaced and sliding doors may have dirty or broken tracks. In both cases, hardware is certainly repairable.
Sometimes, though, the frames have warped from repeated exposure to temperature extremes, to the point where damage is irreparable, in which case the patio doors will need to be replaced. Renewal by Andersen® patio door frames, glass, and hardware are designed for weather resistance and easy operation, making it the ideal choice for replacement patio doors.
2. You’re Experiencing Drafts And Condensation – Drafts and condensation indicate a leak, either through the glass or between the door sashes and frames. This presents a problem during winter, as this can potentially increase your indoor heating requirements by letting indoor heat escape. In that case, then you should plan on getting new French doors or sliding patio doors before the winter.
3. Your Energy Bills Are Too High – Leaky patio doors, if not addressed immediately, can be a costly problem. Another consequence of a patio door that doesn’t form an airtight seal is that it facilitates heat loss, increasing the heating demands from your heating system and resulting in increased energy consumption. Similarly, you may experience heat gain from ambient outdoor heat and sunlight, with inefficient patio doors. Fortunately, our insulated patio door frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options are more than capable of preventing leaks and keeping heat where you need it.
4. Your Existing Patio Doors Look Outdated – If your past color choices (or the previous owner’s) aren’t reflected on your patio doors, then it’s high time you changed the patio doors out for sleek new ones. We offer timeless colors and finishes that will never go out of style.
To learn more about our French door and sliding patio door options, call Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico today at (505) 395-5120 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation with our experts. We serve Albuquerque, NM and nearby areas.