Have Your Patio Doors Taken a Beating this Summer? Get New Ones!

Heave Your Patio Doors Taken a Beating This Summer

How are your patio doors holding up this season? Patio doors get a lot of use in the summer, with the kids home from school, dashing in and out every few minutes. If yours are warped, cracked, don’t fit tightly anymore or have just seen better days, it might be time for a new set.

The Ins and Outs

The most important job of a patio door is to give homeowners a way to get in and out of the house, so if yours stick or are hard to open, they are definitely not doing their jobs. Your doors may simply need a little work to get them functioning at top level again. A hard-to-close door swing door may signal loose hinges. Tightening the screws may help, but if the frame is at all soft due to excess moisture or the beginnings of wood rot, you will need to replace it.

Barrier to Weather

Whether they are sliding glass doors or swing-out doors, they need to fit tightly enough to keep out the weather but allow easy operation as well. A patio door that lets in cold or warm air or rainwater likely has problems with its seals. Aging doors are not as energy-efficient as modern ones that come equipped with a high Energy Star rating. The more square feet of glass you have in your doors, the more important this feature is.

The three layers of glass with low e glazing cut down sharply on energy loss, doing a superior job of keeping out the heat from the sun and the winter’s cold, as well as street noise. Argon gas fills the space between the panes, adding a further layer of insulation. Most new doors are certified hurricane-proof and waterproof and come with a 20-year guarantee.

Blinds Incorporated

A feature that further helps cut down on air conditioning bills is blinds between the glass — the perfect option for light control with zero maintenance. No washing, no dusting — your blinds are encased in a practically sterile environment.

Extra Security

Another important job your patio doors do is to keep you and your family safe and secure. Sliding glass doors are a common entry point for thieves, which is why so many people supplement their locking systems with a broom handle or other piece of wood. This measure is unnecessary with modern, high-quality patio doors that come equipped with multipoint locks.

Peach Building Products has a wide selection of the highest quality patio doors available, including sliding, French, swinging and folding. If you are in the market for new patio doors, contact the experts at Peach today.