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Patio Door Replacement: What You Need To Know

During the spring and summer seasons, you may be interested in spending more time out on your patio. It’s a great way to enjoy the warm weather and breathe fresh air. However, you might find your patio door is not working smoothly as you’d like. Long-term wear and tear as a result of aging is an indication that a replacement is due.  

Patio Door Replacement: What You Need To Know

Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City is here to share a guide on patio door replacement.

Should You Replace Your Patio Doors?

If your patio door is difficult to use, you may find it hard to take advantage of your home’s exterior space. Here are some signs you need to consider replacing your patio door: 

  • Fogged glass. Fogging is different from normal condensation. It typically appears and stays trapped between panes of glass, making your patio door look unappealing and unsightly. It’s also a sign that moisture is leaking between the glass panes, which means you’re losing heat and more. 
  • Mildew and discoloration. No thanks to icy winter, moisture seepage can be a big issue. Keep in mind that most old patio doors are built with an aluminum track, which is not ideal for cold weather. When spring comes, you may find mildew and discoloration on your patio door. 
  • Hard time locking the door. You may find your aging patio door difficult to close and lock properly. Since you had to shake and wiggle the door to open it, you make it looser and easier to open. If this is the case for you, consider investing in a new patio door.

Choose the Best Patio Door Style

One of the things you need to consider when tackling your patio door replacement project is to choose the best patio door style that suits your home. Patio doors come in different styles and provide a variety of benefits. A sliding patio door, for instance, does not require any inside or outside to open and close, which helps you save space. If you have enough floor space to accommodate a swinging door or want to highlight the traditional aesthetic of your interior, hinged French patio doors are worth considering.

For more inquiries regarding your patio door replacement project, get in touch with our professionals at Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City. Our contractors are highly experienced and qualified to provide the assistance you need. Call us today at (605) 341-7831 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Spearfish, SD, and the surrounding communities in South Dakota.


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