Winter is here and it’s important to maintain and prepare your patio doors for the cold days ahead. Even the best patio doors need maintenance to fend off miscellaneous issues, however, even those we offer at Renewal by Andersen® of San Diego.
Check for Condensation
Condensation does not immediately mean your sliding French patio door is bad. On the interior surface, it just means your door seals are working well, though you might look at your indoor humidity. If, however, you see condensation occur between glass panes of your patio door or windows, it means the seals have been compromised. This seal failure has allowed moisture in and leaked glass fill out. In this case, replacement may be necessary.
Examine the Locks and Hardware
For your sliding patio door, open them all the way, clean the tracks and close them gently. Make sure the tracks themselves are clean and clear of debris, which might interfere with the operation of the door. If needed, apply the prescribed lubricant then close them. You should also be able to lock the doors without much effort. If it doesn’t, there could be a hardware issue with the unit that you can adjust. For more severe issues, you can replace them entirely.
Check the Weatherstripping
Check around the door edges. If you feel air blowing through, called drafts, the weatherstripping may not be forming a proper seal. Such air leaks are bad because they’re not only uncomfortable but they also lead to heat loss, which increases heating costs. Weatherstripping is replaceable, fortunately.
Call a Contractor for Repairs
Damaged patio doors can be difficult to repair especially if you do not have the right tools for the job. If you need to have your patio doors fixed this spring, you should plan ahead and hire a certified contractor to get the job done.
Keep your patio door in good shape this spring with help from our team of experts. Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento is the leading window contractor in Roseville, CA. Call us at (916) 779-5800 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.