Sliding patio doors create a smooth transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. They have numerous aesthetic and practical benefits that you want to enjoy for as long as possible. Years of exposure to the elements, though, can eventually take a toll on your doors. When that time comes, you’ll need to make a decision: repair or replace?
Let your patio door experts, Renewal by Andersen® of Austin, tell you when you need new sliding patio doors.
Sliding doors should be easy to operate. If they need more than a gentle push to open, then you should take a closer look. A problem with the tracks is usually repairable. The frame may have expanded due to temperature changes. At Renewal by Andersen, we use our Andersen Track Rollers to fix operational issues. We also use a reinforced composite exterior for durability.
Squeaking or Grinding Noises
Squeaking and grinding noises may be more of an annoyance than anything else. However, they can be precursors to more complications in the future. These noises are usually caused by objects caught in your patio door’s tracks. It’s advisable to have pros clean and lubricate the tracks. If the noises still persist, then you may need to buy a replacement door.
Drafts and Condensation
Sliding doors may develop problems if they don’t have a perfect seal when closed, resulting in drafts. Condensation appears if the airspace between glass panes is not well-sealed. In most cases, you need to replace your patio door. Make sure to consult your contractor about this.
High Energy Bills
Like your windows, roof and siding, your patio doors are part of your home’s energy envelope. Patio doors that are not well-sealed can leak indoor heat during cold days and let outdoor heat in during hot days. This forces your HVAC system to compensate, resulting in higher energy bills. Thankfully, our energy-efficient patio doors counter these problems. They come with low-E glass and insulating frames for better energy savings.
Renewal by Andersen of Austin sliding doors bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home. We serve homeowners in Austin, TX, and nearby areas. Call us at (866) 842-3370 for a free estimate.