November 17, 2020
How to Winterize Your Patio Doors
Patio doors provide many perks, from adding style to your home to improving your natural lighting. However, during the winter, they can also be the prime culprit for cold drafts and air leaks. We recommend taking the following steps to help save money and create a more comfortable atmosphere inside:
Step One: Sweep Around the Door
From dirt and pebbles to fallen leaves, patio doors are notorious for collecting debris. Sweep around your door frequently to prevent items from getting stuck in the door frame, which can make it difficult to open and close. If your door isn’t shutting properly, it will allow air to enter and leave your home.
Step Two: Inspect the Weatherstripping
Check for cracks, tears or a crushed appearance. If the weatherstripping around your door is damaged, it can affect the performance and efficiency of your door and lead to heat loss.
Step Three: Examine the Door Frames and Glass
If you see cracks, gaps, erosion or even broken glass, it may be time to replace your patio doors. Renewal by Andersen doors are energy-efficient and tested against harsh conditions to ensure top performance to keep the outside elements at bay. See our selection of replacement doors.
Step Four: Invest in Insulated Window Treatments
Take the extra step to prevent heat loss this winter and install double- or triple-layer thermal curtains or insulated drapes. Heavy fabric will help keep heat inside your home, resulting in a lower energy bill, while also blocking unwanted natural light and muffling outside noises.
Stay warm this winter by not forgetting to check your patio doors for efficiency! If you have maintenance questions or want to learn more about our replacement doors, contact us and we’d be happy to help!