Projects like patio door and window replacement are time consuming and costly, so it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you’re tackling this project at the right time. If your patio doors are old and worn down, replacing them can meaningfully boost your home’s beauty and energy efficiency, not to mention security. But just how urgent is the project?
Here are the key signs to watch out for when determining whether it’s time to replace your patio doors:
- Cosmetic Damage. Cosmetic damage isn’t an emergency, but it can drag down your home’s appeal and value. If your patio doors have sustained serious cosmetic damage then it’s time to start thinking about replacement. New patio doors will make your home that much more appealing.
- Difficulty Operating. If you’re having a hard time opening and closing your patio door or it makes loud noises when being used, it might be due for a replacement. Contact your trusted door and window replacement company to see if the issue can be easily fixed with a few tweaks.
- Moisture. Understand that the seal around your patio door can lose its effectiveness. If you notice an increased level of moisture around your door, such as water dripping down the wall or puddles on the floor, this is an obvious sign that you need to replace the unit.
- Leaks. Patio doors should always be airtight and watertight. Water intrusion occurs when the seal around your patio door has lost its effectiveness. If there are leaks or an unusual amount of moisture buildup, you should call a trained professional immediately.
With a variety of popular window replacement styles and customization options to choose from, we have an option that will meet your needs, preferences and budget. When the time comes to replace your aging windows or doors, turn to the leading local expert on window replacement, Renewal by Andersen® of Portland. Call us at (503) 382-8997 or fill out our request estimate form to schedule your free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in and around Salem and Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA.