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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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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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