When Should I Replace My Sliding Patio Doors?
Sliding patio doors make for a wonderful addition to any home, as they help blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces. But as is the case with most home improvement products, not all sliding glass doors are made with the same quality. Because of this, you may find your existing sliding patio door to be showing signs of wear sooner than expected, in which case a replacement may be in order. If you aren’t sure as to when you should replace your existing sliding doors, the RBA of Greater Wisconsin team is here to help.
Consider replacing your sliding patio doors if:
Moisture Is Beginning to Build Between Glass Panes
Not only should your sliding glass doors provide a clear, uninterrupted view of the outdoors, they should also maintain an airtight seal, which is pivotal to your home’s energy efficiency. If you notice your patio doors’ glass panes are building condensation between them, it is a clear indication that a break in the seal has occurred. When this happens, your sliding patio doors may no longer be effective at slowing heat transfer into and out of your home, placing greater stress on your HVAC system to compensate and potentially leading to higher energy bills. Moreover, this collection of moisture between your doors’ glass panes can lead to mold growth, which poses serious health risks. Replacing these foggy sliding patio doors with new ones will re-establish your home’s energy efficiency, eliminate that unsightly mold, and have you enjoying clear views of your yard once again.
Gaps Exist Between Your Doors and Their Frames
Can you see even the smallest of gaps between your sliding patio doors and their frames? If so, you won’t want to delay in having your doors replaced. Gaps between your patio doors and their frames means heat is traveling into and out of your home with little resistance, which can once again put unnecessary tension on your air conditioning unit. Additionally, these gaps can also be cause for concern in terms of home security. Intruders are always looking for weak points in a home’s defense, and the gaps in your sliding glass doors may appear as a potential opportunity for forced entry. So, if these gaps exist at your home, call a contractor to have new sliding doors installed.
The Doors Are Becoming Increasingly Difficult to Operate
Sliding glass doors operate quite differently from traditional hinged patio doors, as they rely on heavy-duty rollers that move along a rail to open and close. Over time, however, these intricate components can wear or even collect grime, resulting in damage. It’s also possible for the door to become misaligned with the track. If these issues sound familiar to you, you could call a company to repair your doors; however there is the possibility that these problems will persist. Instead, we recommend opting for a complete patio door replacement. By doing so, you’ll be investing in an entirely new sliding glass doors that are built to last and covered by a generous warranty, depending on who you partner with for the installation.
Choosing the Right Patio Door Replacement Company Makes All the Difference
As mentioned before, not all sliding patio doors are created equally. At RBA of Greater Wisconsin, we take pride in bringing homeowners in Green Bay and the surrounding areas the best products possible. Our sliding glass doors are sourced from our highly respected parent company, Renewal by Andersen, and our factory-trained and -certified technicians will install your new patio doors with the utmost skill. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.