As patio doors are not usually used as main entrances, they can go unnoticed for a while. However, as they are very much a part of your home as any other component, it’s going to pay to make sure they are in sound condition at all times. To do this, it’s going to help to know when it’s time to replace your patio door.
Be on the lookout for these signs:
- They Are Difficult to Operate
Doors are meant to be used, and your patio doors are no different. As such, having difficulty operating your patio door is a major sign that you may be due for a replacement. Doors can be difficult to use for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, hinges and hardware are at fault, and, other times, doors swell, making them stick. Whatever the underlying cause may be, difficult operation is a sign you shouldn’t ignore.
- They Let in Drafts
While it’s impossible to completely block air from entering the gaps around your window and doors, there shouldn’t be so much air leakage that a draft can be felt. This means indoor heat is getting out and outdoor heat is getting in, making it difficult for your heating and cooling system to achieve your desired temperature inside your home. Aside from affecting your comfort levels, this can also contribute to higher energy bills as your HVAC system needs to work doubly hard.
- They Look Faded or Worn Out
Patio doors also contribute to your home’s exterior appeal so don’t hesitate to schedule a replacement when yours are already looking faded or worn out. You never know: a patio door replacement might just be what you need to breathe new life into your home and make it more pleasing to look at.
Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco offers a range of windows and doors to address your needs exactly. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (510) 990-3690, or fill out our contact form. Schedule a FREE consultation with us today! We serve San Francisco and the surrounding communities.