When Should I Get New Patio Doors?

| January 2, 2017

Patio doors have an important role in your home, but can quickly become a burden when they wear out. Your patio door should create a smooth transition from inside to outside. It should also keep you dry and comfortable, and stop intruders. It should open and close, and be simple to maintain. What if your patio door isn’t in top shape? How long can you go before you need a replacement? Only you can decide what is best, but here are some signs that show your door could use an upgrade.

Physical Damage

This should be fairly obvious. If the frame is rotting or chipping, or the glass or screen is broken, then you definitely want to repair it or replace it with a new door. Upgrade to one of our doors that will not blister, peel, flake, or corrode.

Drafts and Leaks

Air and water leaks can come through small cracks and gaps around your patio door and the door frame. One way to test your door for leaks is to seal off your home by shutting all windows and doors and turning on all the exhaust fans. Then take an incense stick and run it around the edges of the door and watch the smoke. If the smoke sucks inward then you likely have a broken seal.

Poor Energy Efficiency

This goes hand in hand with air and moisture leaks. If you have a leaky door, your also have a door that is driving up your energy expenses. It lets warm air out during winter, and lets cold air out during summer. You are paying for all that wasted energy. A new door can cut your energy consumption. And when you choose patio doors from Magic Window Innovations the energy savings are even better.

Compromised Protection

Does your door close and lock properly? If not, you have a safety issue on your hands. Your patio door should protect your house, and not just against the harsh elements of Toronto, Ontario. It should also keep intruders out. Your door should be durable. If your patio door has structural damage and can’t provide the protection you require, you should consider replacement.

Esthetic Disaster

If your door is damaged and shows signs of wear, it can become an eyesore. Broken or dented frames, rust, and even damaged screens can look terrible, even from afar. An outdated door can also date your home, especially if you are showing it to prospective buyers. An elegant patio door can be the focal point of your living space. It will let in beautiful natural light and open up an expansive view. You deserve that.

Tired of fighting with your sliding patio doors in Toronto? Time to replace it with the ultimate dynamic glider. Call Magic Window Innovations today at 1-866-656-2442 or visit our showroom, 75 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge, ON L4L 6C8. We can show you firsthand what these new patio doors can do and the improvements they will bring to your living space. Beautiful, functional, and easy to maintain. You will never look back when you invest in our new patio doors.

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