Regardless of your home’s style, you simply can’t go wrong with a patio door. It features a door with glass panels that grant you a natural lighting and seamless transitions into your living space. Unlike garden doors, they do not need as much clearance to open inwards, which allow for more indoor space. However, only a few homeowners ever think of replacing their patio doors and focus on other parts of their home.
But when is the best time to replace your patio doors?
When It’s Difficult to Operate
If you find it hard to slide open your patio door, then it’s time to have it replaced. It’s possible that the rollers have been derailed from the track or that they have gone past their service life. It’s not out of the question that the weather has played a role in your door’s deterioration as well.
Aside from making your patio door contract and expand, the weather can damage your doors by encouraging mold growth, cracks and moisture. At times, it could even be the fault of your door’s installer. If you notice that your doors are getting difficult to use, consider doing a door replacement project soon.
When You Want to Sell Your Home
There are numerous ways to increase your home’s curb appeal and resale value. First, you can have your home’s exterior repainted so that it looks aesthetically pleasing. Second, you can have your roof replaced so that the new homeowner won’t have to worry about a replacement anytime soon. Third, you can replace your old doors with a fresh patio door to spruce up your home and give it a sense of timelessness. Remember that the key to increasing your home’s value is to keep your home looking as pristine as possible to encourage prospective buyers to purchase your home.
Fogging Glass Panels
If your glass panes are starting to fog, it could mean that your sealant has already stopped working, resulting in energy loss and decrease in insulation value. Once you notice this issue, contact your local door expert to assist you with the replacement process.
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