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The Top 3 Problems With Most Patio Doors

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Sliding patio doors are perfect for bringing more natural light into your home, connecting your indoor and outdoor spaces, and increasing the circulation of fresh air. They can also help save space. However, they’re not perfect. In this blog, we’ll cover a few of the most common problems homeowners encounter with their doors.


A sliding door can be an asset to any home as long as it’s properly cleaned and maintained. One of the most common problems with sliding doors is they experience sticking, which makes it difficult to slide the door smoothly and effortlessly along its track. Our Frenchwood® sliding patio doors are designed to keep debris out of the tracks. The moving panel is on the inside of the house and sits on a raised track, which protects it from debris buildup. Our doors also feature adjustable, self-lubricating, dual-tandem Andersen® rollers and steel wheels with ball bearings. As a result, they glide effortlessly, providing smooth, secure performance.


Check around your sliding door and inspect the door itself for cracks and broken seals that can allow cold air to enter the house and cause door condensation. When used correctly, caulk or sealant can fix both of these issues. If the damage is severe, however, the window glazing might need to be replaced. Patio doors installed by Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA fit snugly and tightly into their frames, so you don’t have to worry about drafts causing the glass to fog up. In addition, our doors are installed by highly trained certified master installers and backed by the best warranty in the business.

Water Leaks

A sliding door that isn’t aligned correctly won’t work as it should. Unlike vinyl, our Fibrex® door frames are made of an extremely strong, durable composite material proven to last for years. Plus, Fibrex isn’t affected by temperature changes; it won’t crack, warp or otherwise change shape over time, which is what leads to door misalignment and air and water leaks.

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Remember: the best way to prevent problems with your sliding door is to start with quality products, as these are more durable and will last longer. Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA features a wide array of high-quality, energy-efficient products that can work for your needs, including replacement doors. To learn more, give us a call today at (610) 355-4055.


"Our installation team, Josh and Mike, did a phenomenal job with the installation, cleanup, and "orientation" after the work was completed! We were totally satisfied with everyone that we dealt with before and after the installation...and would surely recommend Renewal by Andersen to anyone contemplating a window replacement project!"

Kathy B.
Nazareth, PA

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