Patio doors play a significant part in a home’s aesthetics. They can make a house seem roomier, bring in more natural light, and bring in fresh air to a home. Can you recognize the signs that you need new patio doors? If not, then this is a must-read.
Pay Attention to How Your Patio Doors Close and Open
The primary purpose of any door is for it to open and close. After wear and tear, it’s not uncommon for a door to stick or become difficult to open. Also, inclement weather such as rain, snow, or a lot of sun exposure causes door frame issues. French doors should be able to swing freely, and sliding glass doors should align with their track. If you know that your patio door is malfunctioning in the case of sliding glass doors, you indeed want to visit our showroom.
Do You Notice That There’s An Unusual Chill in the Room?
Drafts are a sign that doors are not as efficient as they should be. Besides just feeling a draft in the air, there is another way to test if your patio door’s seal might be broken or retracting. Try lighting incense. If you notice that the smoke pulls towards the edges of the doors, then this indeed could be a definite indicator that it’s time for a replacement. You never want to skyrocket your heating and cooling bills unnecessarily. Therefore, it’s always best to assess your exterior doors.
Visible Cracks and Gaps Shouldn’t Be Ignored
If there are noticeable gaps between the two doors or between the door and door frame, then replacement is necessary. What this does is cost you on your energy bill. Even worse, snow and rain can seep through these gaps and cause a lot of damage to flooring or your door itself. Pay attention to if your wooden patio doors are blistering, peeling, or chipping.
Do You No Longer Like How Your Patio Doors Look?
Sometimes switching around exterior doors is a matter of style preference. A homeowner’s style can change over time, or the patio doors were never updated in the first place—whatever the case, you deserve to have a home that’s easy on your eye. If patio door replacement has been on your mind, then reach out to us today. Our expert team can guide you in the right direction.
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Leland Fisher Lumber is a full-service lumber and hardware supplier. We’ve serviced homeowners and professional contractors in Montgomery County, Howard County, and Frederick County since 1894! Whether you want to remodel your home or upgrade your business, we have the professionalism and expertise to make any architectural vision come to life.
Be sure to visit Fisher Lumber’s Designer Showroom featuring displays of Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru entry doors, Simpson and Masonite exterior doors, as well as a wide selection of interior doors featuring Simpson, Masonite, Lemieux, and JELD-WEN. Our knowledgeable experts are ready to assist you! Contact us at 301-424-6500 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.