Your recent installation of patio doors was a needed project, but you’ve started to feel that something’s not right with your new doors. Maybe you’re noticing small problems that weren’t there before.
Renewal by Andersen of Louisville and Lexington® stresses the importance of getting home installations done right the first time, whether you’re investing in doors, windows, or other pieces. While going the DIY route or choosing an amateur contractor who offers the cheapest bid may be tempting, you may end up paying more in the long run for subpar workmanship.
Poor Sealing Equals Poor Installation
A good seal on the patio doors and their frame is essential to create a water barrier, as your doors will be exposed to the elements day in and day out. If the installation crew doesn’t ensure everything is square and level, you could be looking at unnecessary repair expenses, drafts and high energy bills.
Is your home not heating up enough even if you have the heater on a relatively high setting? If your entry doors do not have a proper fit and seal, they’ll allow heat transfer, reducing your home’s energy efficiency. This will likely result in a surge in your energy bills, not to mention an uncomfortable living space.
A small problem on your door can lead to more serious damage if left unattended. That small crack and a loose hinge, for example, can grow out and damage the frame. This won’t only cost you extra for the repairs, but can also negatively affect your home’s curb appeal and value.
The Little Things
If there’s something wrong with your door installation, you’ll be able to tell. Maybe it needs to be jimmied a little to open fully, it jams easily, it swings open easily even with just a slight breeze, or it creeks and squeaks. Whatever the problem is, remember that you’ll use the door every day and that you’ll have to live with any problem that could have easily been avoided if the installation was done right the first time.
When investing in replacement doors, it pays to be diligent and ensure the installation crew delivers on what they promised. At Renewal by Andersen, we make sure to add that wow factor to your home’s entryways with professional door installations you can always count on. Call us today at (859) 559-4722 to learn more about our products and services.