When is the Right Time to Replace Your Patio Sliding Door?

Sliding Patio Doors

Patio Sliding Doors can bring a very modern look to any house, be it a brand new one or a charm classic house. They can also bring an abundance of natural light to your home, help you to save money on your monthly energy bills, and they last for years and years to come!

However, there are a few signs that you must pay attention to, to ensure that not only will they look like a beautiful and great gateway to your garden, but that your patio sliding doors will also offer all their functions as they should.

Signs You May Need to Replace Your Patio Sliding Doors

Difficulty to manage and operate the door

You may be facing problems opening and closing the door, hearing noises when operating it, or even feeling that the door is not properly closing. This may be a sign of warped and rusty materials.

If you are having any of these issues, you may be looking to change your patio sliding doors, but please make sure that you will choose a reliable installer, that will offer you the best quality and brands for your house.

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Structural damage

There are many factors that can cause structural damage to a door, but the most common are the big impacts. The structural damage signs may include all the mentioned above, as well as heat transfer, and signals of leaks.

These can not only increase the energy bills by transferring the heat of your house but also offer smaller protection.

Gap between door and frame

Gaps around the door can be easily seen. You will also feel heat transfer issues (and most probably more than if you have structural damages), as well as be exposed to lower security. In this case, some amendments by a professional can resolve the issue, but if the gaps already caused bigger damage, a replacement may be necessary.

In all the above cases, we recommend that you replace our old door with an aluminium patio sliding door. They tend to last longer and offer better protection. But again, just make sure to hire a reliable home improvement company.

Surface and visual damage

The surface damage includes chipped paint, scratch marks, foggy glass, and more. They may not affect the door’s functions, but they can muddle that beautiful look to your garden and bring a dingy look to your house.

Some of the visual damages to your patio sliding doors may not be easy to fix – or not fixable at all. But the choice of replacing it or not is completely up to you.

Outdated Design

As well as the surface damage, an outdated design may not cause any issues related to the functionality of the door, but it may obfuscate the look of your house. If you are looking to have a modern and bright look in your house, changing your old patio sliding door for a brand new one may be a great idea!

In case you decide to keep the old door, just keep an eye out if the door is not too old and presents any of the other issues mentioned above.

Contact a Door Installer Expert

If you are looking to improve the look of your house, whether your patio sliding door needs a replacement for any of the reasons above or if you are just not keen on the current one you have, TWS External Home Improvements can help you.

We are based in Kidderminster, but we offer our services across the West Midlands, where we find ourselves, specialists in the field for over 25 years. We are proud to share that our local reputation is to be one of the most reliable exterior home improvement companies!

Contact one of our experts today for a quote.

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