Unlike other doors in your home, patio doors can be subjected to a lot of wear and tear because they are constantly exposed to outdoor elements. There are times when you need to have patio doors replaced. Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming explores some of these causes.
The Door Is Drafty
Patio doors must be free of air leaks to keep your home energy-efficient. If your current patio door is too drafty (especially during colder nights), it’s time to get a newer, more energy-efficient door as a replacement. The long-term savings you will get with a new door will make it well worth the investment.
The Energy Bill Is Rising
Another way to tell if you need to get more energy-efficient patio doors is to take a look at your regular electric bill. If you see an increase in your home’s monthly consumption, replacing the patio doors may be the thing to do to restore your home’s energy efficiency.
The Door Is Damaged
A damaged patio door can compromise your home’s insulation and security. While minor signs of damage can be repaired, more severe cases may cost too much to repair. If that’s the case, then getting new patio doors may be more the cost-effective option.
The Door Looks Out of Place
Patio doors must always fit in with the rest of the home in terms of looks. For example, thin-framed sliding patio doors are great for homes with a more modern theme while more ornate French patio doors are perfect for more traditional homes. If for some reason your patio doors look out of place, it may be the perfect time to replace them with something more appropriate for your home.
Learn more about different window types and which ones will work best in your home. Renewal by Andersen of Wyoming is the leading window company in Douglas, Gillette and Cheyenne, WY. You can call us at (307) 472-2199 or fill out this contact form to request an estimate.