Aside from connecting your living spaces with the outdoors, your patio door helps keep your home protected from both weather and safety-related issues. That’s why it’s best to replace your existing doors when they already display extensive signs of damage.
1. Operational difficulties: Are your patio doors hard to open, close or lock? Sometimes, the problem lies with old and broken hardware, but one other potential cause is warping. This occurs because the door has aged and is constantly exposed to harsh weather conditions. When your door unit is prone to sticking and jamming – maybe it’s even making a loud noise when you try to operate it – then it’s more likely past its prime and will require a prompt replacement.
2. Cosmetic damage: Your patio doors play a huge role in increasing your home’s curb appeal. They can’t do that, however, when they’re already riddled with cracks, peeling paint, scratches or event dents. Consult a premier home improvement company like A Cut Above Exteriors to determine if a fix is possible for the cosmetic damage or if the better solution is complete door replacement.
3. Condensation: Air and moisture can collect between the panes of your patio door. This happens when the seal of your door unit is starting to fail. Other possible reasons are high levels of humidity inside your home or improper door installation. To avoid compromising your insulation and your home’s energy efficiency, getting a new door might be best.
4. Gaps around the door: Check your existing patio doors for gaps around the frame. Any opening, even a small one, can negatively affect your home’s energy efficiency. If left unattended, these gaps allow outside air to leak inside your home while letting heating or cooling energy leak outside. Y
At A Cut Above Exteriors, we offer a wide selection of top-tier patio doors from Renewal by Andersen®. This exceptional brand uses an exclusive, highly durable material that resists cracks, chips and corrosion. Our patio doors keep an airtight seal that prevents air leakage and energy loss, ensuring a more comfortable living space. What’s more, they can be customized with a choice selection of interior-exterior colors, hardware, hardware finishes and grille patterns.
Turn to A Cut Above Exteriors for your patio door replacement needs. We proudly serve homeowners in Oregon, including Portland. Call us today at (503) 643-1121, or fill out this contact form to schedule a free consultation.