Patio doors are found in almost every home in this country. In home improvement, it’s both an aesthetic and functional part that’s made to impress and improve the efficiency of any home design. Most are made to require only little maintenance, but even then, there will come a time when they’ll need a full replacement. When that happens, you’ll need to have a new one installed by a trusted patio and roofing contractor to make it worth the cost.
But if you’re not sure whether you need to replace your patio doors soon, here’s what you need to look for first:
Fogging in Patio Door Glass
If you have already noticed that your patio door’s glass panes are looking a bit foggy, with some condensation buildup between panes, it usually means the glass seal has already been broken. A broken or failed seal reduces a patio door’s ability to insulate, which increases the difficulty in regulating your home’s indoor temperature. Foggy patio doors also don’t really look nice on your home, so it’s recommended that you hire a trusted expert to have a new one installed properly.
Difficulty in Operating Your Patio Door
It’s not uncommon for the rollers of a sliding patio door to get damaged over time. The damage will be minor at times, but may still result in difficulty opening or closing. But then there are also times when the damage is beyond a simple repair, such as when the frame of your patio door is already affected after being exposed to the natural elements. Consider hiring a trusted patio installer and roofer when you’re already having this problem.
Slight Draft Indoors
A compromised patio door means unwanted heat transfer that affects the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. To determine if your patio door is contributing to the rising or falling temperatures in your home, simply stand by the door. If you feel a noticeable difference in the temperature, chances are you have a leak somewhere on your door and it may need a full replacement.
Gresham Roofing and Construction is the expert to trust for all your home improvement needs. To get started, simply call us at (503) 205-9477 or fill out our online contact form. Ask us for a door or roof estimate today!