When not properly maintained or damaged, a sliding patio door can allow drafts into your home and make your interior uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are simple ways to make sure your sliding doors are ready for the colder months.
Use Drapes or Window Treatments
Insulated drapes, blackout curtains or window treatments can help your home stay warm in winter. They can also reduce the heated air that escapes through your windows or doors, saving you on energy costs.
Keep the Tracks Clean
Dirt, dust, tiny stones and other debris can settle in the track of sliding doors. The debris will cause your door to not sit properly on the track. Air and wind can enter your home effortlessly when your sliding door is not in place. Vacuum or sweep the tracks regularly to remove debris and ensure the door closes properly.
It’s Time for a Replacement
You should consider replacing your exterior door if it’s showing signs of storm damage or aging. A failing door can compromise your home’s comfort, weather protection and security. Make sure to hire a reputable door replacement contractor to avoid these problems.
Invest in Quality Weatherstripping
If after removing debris your sliding door remains drafty, then it would help to invest in quality weatherstripping. Sealing the edges of your sliding door can minimize heat loss and eliminate drafts. There are various kinds of weatherstripping available for different needs, including felt, foam tape and V-strip.
Exterior Building Solutions is one of the area’s best door installation and roofing companies. Our replacement doors are available in a wide range of styles, colors and designs. Choose us for your door replacement for a safer, more beautiful and cozier home. Call us at (314) 729-7663, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Chesterfield and St. Louis, MO.