Patio doors create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living spaces. You likely have them if your house has a deck or patio. When installed correctly and maintained regularly, your patio door may even exceed its expected lifespan. However, like other parts of your home, they don’t last forever.
Find out when it’s time for a patio door replacement from one of the area’s most trusted door and window installers.
Drafts in Your Living Space
Leaky windows and doors can cause drafts in your home, which can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it should. When your equipment exerts more effort to reach your desired temperature, it also consumes more energy, resulting in higher utility bills. If your old patio door is allowing outside air into your home, it likely needs replacement. To determine if you have a drafty door, stand next to it and see if you notice any comparable difference in temperature.
High-quality replacement windows and patio doors are not difficult to open and close. It’s a common sign that a patio door needs to be replaced if it’s hard to operate. There’s also a chance that the door is misaligned from the track, or the rollers are significantly damaged. Moreover, poor installation and exposure to extreme weather conditions can also cause door and window operation issues.
Condensation Between the Panes of Glass
Is there condensation in between the glass panes of your patio door? If you can’t wipe the fog on your doors and windows, they likely have broken seals. When this happens, it means that your patio door is no longer energy-efficient. If this is the case, you need to get a new patio door to avoid reducing your home’s energy efficiency.
When it’s time for a patio door or window replacement, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Alaska. Our team installs some of the most energy-efficient patio doors and windows in the industry. Give us a call at (907) 205-5100 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We cater to homeowners around Anchorage, AK.