When you have a patio door that becomes damaged or old, you may think you have time to get it replaced. However, having a flawed patio door can not only affect your home’s aesthetics, but also reduce its value and overall functionality.
In today’s post, top replacement door and window contractor Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta shares four tell-tale signs to watch out for to determine whether or not you should have your patio doors replaced.
1. Cosmetic Damage
While some surface damage can leave your patio door looking drab and dingy, they do not always necessitate a replacement. But if the damage is excessive and cannot be simply repainted or refinished, then it might be best to consider having it replaced instead.
2. Difficulty Operating Your Patio Door
If you are having a hard time when you open or close your patio door or if it makes loud noises when you try to operate it then you might be due for a replacement. Contact your trusted door and window company and see if it is something that can be easily fixed with a few tweaks or if a replacement is inevitable.
3. Drafts and Heat Transfer
A proper patio door should fit snugly within its frame. If you notice drafts around your door this could mean that your patio door has warped due to age in which case it is definitely recommended that you get new ones to avoid high energy bills.
4. Water Leaks
Like windows, patio doors should be air and watertight. Water intrusion occurs when the seal around your patio door has lost its effectiveness. If you notice leaks, puddles or an unusual amount of moisture buildup, this means that a replacement is likely needed.
You do not have to wait for these signs to appear to justify having your patio doors replaced. If your patio doors are still functioning well but you feel that you would like to upgrade then let Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta help guide you through the process. Give us a call at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our experts. We service the communities in and around Marietta, GA.