Patio doors provide exterior access to your backyard. Like any external access point in your home, they can eventually experience structural damage or develop cosmetic flaws due to changing weather conditions and the frequency of their use. While repairs can be made, there comes the point when replacing them is the most cost-effective choice. If your patio doors are experiencing any of these warning signs, it’s time to contact a contractor about replacements.
3 Indications It’s Time to Replace Your Patio Doors
1. You Have Air or Water Leaks
The weather stripping that fortifies your patio doors can wear out over time, allowing air and water to seep in. Sometimes replacing the weather stripping isn’t enough to resolve the problem. Leaks can also develop within the doors themselves as a result of structural damage caused by impact from hail, people, and objects. In these cases, it’s best to replace the doors.
2. It’s Difficult to Open or Close Them
Dirty grime can build up inside the components of your doors, which can make them difficult to open and close. Additionally, glass sliding doors rely on tracks and rollers, which can become warped or faulty due to age. If either scenario is a regular occurrence that’s not easily resolved with DIY cleaning solutions or adjustments to realign the door with the track, it means your entire system needs to be assessed by a professional and possibly replaced.
3. Glass Is Broken or Damaged
Beyond cosmetic problems, patio doors with broken glass are a serious safety hazard. When you notice broken glass on your doors, be sure to also check the door frame itself for visible signs of additional damage. If both the frame and the glass panes appear impaired, it’s better to replace the doors than repair them, as attempting to apply repairs could cause further damage.
If your patio doors are due for an upgrade, turn to the experts at BGS Glass Service in Waukesha, WI. Whether you’re looking for new double-glazed patio doors or sliding glass doors, their experienced team can help you bring in more natural light while improving your outdoor view. Their technicians can also repair damaged window panes. For more information, call (262) 513-2806, or visit their website to schedule a consultation.