Don’t forget your patio doors when making your spring cleaning checklist! Like your windows, your patio doors suffer a lot of abuse throughout the year, especially in the winter, and spring is the perfect time to give them a little TLC.
Proper maintenance goes far beyond keeping the hinges well oiled. Here are a few door care tips from Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia.
Check All Seals
Doors, like replacement windows, feature weather stripping and seals to bolster their weather protection. Over time, these seals can wear out, making the doors more prone to leaks, drafts and other problems. Have a door and window contractor inspect and replace any faulty seals to ensure that your doors are ready to face the rest of the season.
Clean the Tracks
Sliding patio doors are notorious for accumulating dust and debris on the tracks. This can cause the door to stick when you’re trying to open or close it. In some cases, it can impede the door from opening or closing altogether. Keeping the tracks clean should be part of your regular cleaning routine as it will help you avoid operational issues.
Screens and Glazing
Accidents happen, and with doors, accidents often involve screens or glass panels breaking. Contact your local door and window installation for repairs as soon as any of these problems occur. Neglecting to replace broken glazing or screens can often lead to heat loss and bigger issues in the future.
At Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia, we can help you take care of all your patio door and replacement window installation and maintenance needs. Give us a call at (610) 563-2190 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Philadelphia and other nearby areas in NJ.