While the front door of a home serves as a main entrance, a patio door provides a gateway to your outdoor space. When a patio door gets old or damaged, many Treasure Valley residents avoid replacing. After all, a patio door isn’t something people see when viewing your home from the street.
However, ignoring an old or damaged patio door can negatively affect your home’s comfort, appeal, and functionality. That’s why the Boise contractor at Pacific Home & Patio would like to provide you with the following signs that it’s time to replace your patio door(s).
Cosmetic damage like scrapes, chips, or scratches can leave your patio door looking old and dingy. While small damages such as these may not necessitate replacing your patio door, you may want to consider it to improve the look of your home. Talk with the Boise contractor at Pacific Home & Patio to determine if the damage can be fixed and refinished. If not, you may want to replace your patio door altogether.
Difficulty Opening or Closing
When a patio door becomes warped over time, it can be harder to open or close. Signs include the door sticking, making loud noises, or not opening or closing easily. The Boise contractor at Pacific Home & Patio may want to determine the cause of these operating problems before replacing the door to ensure there’s nothing else that needs to be fixed with your home. For example, an old patio door can be replaced easily unless there’s an issue with the door frame.
The windows and doors of your home account for up to 30% of energy loss. Patio doors take up a huge chunk of this number because they are opened more often than windows. If you’re experiencing drafts inside your home near your patio door, contact the Boise contractor at Pacific Home & Patio for an inspection to see if it’s time to have it replaced.
Does your patio door look old and outdated compared to the rest of your home? If so, you may want to consider replacing it with a new door that complements the style and decor of your home and porch. A new, upgraded patio door can really brighten and modernize the look and feel of your home.
Impacts like hail or a randomly thrown baseball can break glass and cause other structural damage to your patio door. No matter the cause, it’s in your best interest to clean up any debris and have your patio door replaced as soon as possible.
Like windows, your patio door can lose its sealed effectiveness over time. If you notice any leaks or high levels of moisture around the door, it’s probably best to have it replaced to prevent further water damage to your home.
Pacific Home & Patio
At Pacific Home & Patio, we are your leading patio door provider in the Treasure Valley. Give our Boise office a call at (208) 376-0000 or fill out our online form to request a free estimate for a new patio door today. We serve homeowners in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Nampa, and Caldwell, as well as other neighboring areas.