Whether you’re looking to get energy-efficient windows and doors, or simply wanting to give your exteriors a makeover, a well-placed and properly installed patio door can make all the difference in your home. Patio doors can last surprisingly long and are a good investment that can save you money on your energy bills in the short-term, and increase the overall value and appeal of your home in the long-term.
Unfortunately, many homeowners are not making the most of their patio door replacements, mainly because of a few mistakes they make during the process. Let our exterior remodeling experts at Universal Roofing & Exteriors show you some of the biggest no-nos when replacing their patio doors.
Mistake #1: Doing It Yourself
Like a windows installation project, patio door replacements are not meant to be done DIY. While it is certainly tempting to try and do it on your own, you will not be getting the best value out of your brand-new doors if they are not installed correctly. What’s more, you could also be potentially voiding your warranty if your doors are not installed by an authorized contractor.
Mistake #2: Not Thinking About Light
Solar heat gain is as much a problem for patio doors as it is for replacement windows. That’s why it’s important to consider natural lighting when choosing the glass finish for your patio doors. Alternatively, you can also maximize natural daylight inside your home with the right patio door.
Mistake #3: Ignoring Energy Efficiency
Take advantage of your replacement to get energy-efficient doors to help you cut down a bit on your energy bills. Consult with a professional installer to find a product that is 100% right for your home.
At Universal Roofing & Exteriors, we can help you get the most out of your patio door replacement. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Indianapolis and other surrounding communities in IN.