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Essential Patio Door Maintenance for Fall

Modern patio doors have an average lifespan of about 20 to 25 years. This number can change depending on a number of factors, such as material, installation and, most importantly, maintenance. You can add a good year or two to the life of your doors by ensuring that it is properly and regularly maintained. Conversely, a neglected door can also be expected to have a shorter than average lifespan.

Essential Patio Door Maintenance For Fall

It’s not incredibly challenging or difficult to take good care of your patio doors. In fact, most doors only require attention, at the most, about two times a year. This is during spring and fall when the seasons transition into more extreme weather conditions. This fall, here are a few quick maintenance checks our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis recommend to keep your patio doors in great shape.

Clean Your Doors

Dust can settle and gather on your doors and windows fairly quickly. For sliding patio doors, the dust can often accumulate in the tracks and impact the way it opens and closes. Give your doors a good cleaning before the fall season rolls around. You can use a gentle microfiber cloth and a 50-50 mix of mild dishwashing soap and water to keep the frames and glass panels looking shiny and new.

Apply Lubrication

The oil or grease that keeps the hinges and other hardware moving smoothly is rarely permanent. Over time, they can dry up, and you might notice that the handles or the openings are now harder to push or pull. Make it a habit to apply lubricant to your patio door hardware to keep it from sticking.

Professional Maintenance

Some luxury patio doors like French doors need professional inspection and maintenance at least once every few years. This is important to keep their seals in good condition and to identify any potential problems before they become more serious.

This season, contact our experts at Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis for a thorough maintenance and inspection of your patio doors and windows. You may reach us at (314) 332-2364 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment today. We serve homeowners in St. Louis as well as other surrounding areas.

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"Renewal was fantastic! They kept you in the loop from ordering to installation. They informed you at every step of the process of what was happening. The installers were kind, courteous, and professional. Everything was cleaned up after the installation. It was as if they hadn't been there except to see your beautiful new windows. I highly recommend them."

Angie Klevorn
Nov 21, 2023

"3rd time using RBA for window replacement. Again, a very positive experience, the windows are great, the installation was done right, the professionalism was apparent from start to finish. Still have existing windows to be replaced and will definitely use RBA again to do it in the future."

Doug Dick
Nov 21, 2023

"Renewal by Andersen was a good experience for us in replacement of our windows. From the initial meeting with the sales representative, Leslie, through the waiting period for manufacturing, and then to the installment process, our experience was excellent! Communication is key for me and we were kept informed and updated as our windows were being ordered and manufactured. Calls to update us on the installation process were welcomed and appreciated. They know how much is too much so they don't pester you with unnecessary contact. We love our new windows!!! Did I say that already??😂 We can tell a major difference in reduced Street noise and also the temperature at our windows. Excellent company, highly recommend!!"

Paula Null
Nov 15, 2023

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