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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Mankato

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Mankato

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

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe several signs. Like the door’s appearance and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Mankato can help you determine when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you find the right patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Bad weather—rain, snow or even too much sun—can damage your door frame. This can cause your patio door to malfunction.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors open along a horizontal track.

When they won’t open, the rollers could be damaged. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.

A professional should examine your sliding door if it makes a grating noise while moving.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing easily outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t opening the way it should, the hinges could be wearing out and close to failure. The latch can also get jammed, rendering your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can sag and harm 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 sign that you need a new patio door. When seals around doors get older, they can retract and crack.

You can check for drafts by using an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke pulls toward the edges of the door.

A drafty patio door can make your room feel too hot or too cold. It could also drive up your utility costs.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

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

Snow or rain can leak through these spaces, resulting in 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 linked to 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 lead to severe 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 reduce your utility bills and boost your home’s value.

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

  • Dual- and triple-pane glass.
  • Low-emissivity glass coating to keep your home more pleasant in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.
  • Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for the best possible insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you find the ideal patio door to fit 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 come to our showroom in Mankato.

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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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