Harmony Home Improvement

How to Winterize Your Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors help create a seamless connection between your indoors and outdoors. Their wide glass area and sleek frames allow for a wide view of your backyard and the entry of sunlight to your home. However, these doors can be one of the leading causes of heat loss and air leaks. With the arrival of winter, you’ll want your home to be warm and comfortable

Harmony Home Improvement, one of the top door and deck contractors in the area, shares ways on how to winterize your sliding patio doors.

Remove Debris

Your sliding doors can collect dirt, gravel and other debris in the tracks, which can cause the door panels to not sit properly on the track. When this happens, air and wind can find their way inside your home. Clean the tracks with a broom or a vacuum cleaner. This will ensure the doors’ smooth operation.

Install Window Treatments

From insulated drapes to cellular blinds, a variety of window treatments can be used to cover the sliding patio doors. They’re more than mere decorations, though—they help reduce the amount of energy and heat you lose through the doors, keeping your home warm during the winter.

Invest in Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping is one of the most important things when it comes to installing replacement windows. The same can be said if you are maintaining your sliding patio doors. By sealing the door panels’ edges, you can reduce energy loss and keep the cold out. A variety of options are available in the market, including V strip, felt, and foam tape.

Sometimes, investing in new patio doors is your best bet to achieve acceptable levels of indoor comfort without relying too much on your heating system. For this, you can turn to Harmony Home Improvement. Our professionals will handle the entire process from start to finish, from helping you choose the right patio door for your needs to the actual installation.

We also provide siding installations and residential roofing services. Call us at (860) 645-8899 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of New Haven, CT, and the surrounding areas.


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