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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Indianapolis

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Indianapolis

The right patio door can help your Indianapolis home seem roomier. And bring more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to replace your door, you’ll start to see a couple of indications. Like the door’s appearance and how it opens.

Our professionals at Pella of Indianapolis can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you choose 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 to blame. Or the door might not be lined up with the track.

A professional should examine your sliding door if it scrapes while sliding.

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 breaking down and close to fizzling out. The latch can also get jammed, rendering your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can warp and damage your floor when you close the door.

A professional should examine 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 indication that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors get older, they can get smaller and fracture.

You can look for for drafts by using 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 drive up your utility bills.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to get a new patio door if you see 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 spaces, resulting in damage to your door and flooring.

Replace 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 ineffective installation or humidity.

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

Broken Glass or Other Damage

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

Outdated Style

Maybe you just want a modern design. A new patio door may help lower your heating and cooling 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 more pleasant in the winter and more temperate in the summer.
  • Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for maximum insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you find the right 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 stop by our showroom in Indianapolis.

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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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