Your home’s patio door serves many purposes. It serves as a secondary entrance to your home, provides natural lighting and ventilation and also plays a part in your home’s security. It’s important to make sure that patio doors are properly installed or else you might end up dealing with the following issues.
Stuck Patio Door
Poor installation can cause hinges or rails to be misaligned, preventing the door panels from moving smoothly. This can make it difficult or even impossible to properly open or close the door. Unfortunately, severe cases usually require the complete reinstallation of the entire door.
Door installation experts say that patio doors must form an airtight seal when fully closed. Otherwise, the door can have gaps where unregulated air can seep through. These air leaks can have a negative effect on your home’s energy efficiency, as they will require your HVAC to use more power to keep indoor temperatures at a constant level.
Aside from air leaks, poorly installed patio doors might be unable to completely protect your home from rain or snowmelt. This could cause water to seep into the frame or underneath the window panels and cause all kinds of moisture damage to the door, the walls, and even the floor.
Leave it to the Pros
Fortunately, installation problems are easy to avoid if you leave the task to certified experts. Just like with replacement windows, patio doors installed by the pros are less likely to have the problems mentioned above, plus they are covered by comprehensive product or service warranties in case of any other installation-related issues.
Get your patio door installed by our team of specialists. Renewal by Andersen® of Portland is the leading window company in Portland and Wilsonville, Oregon. You can contact us at (503) 912-2668 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.