Prepare Your Patio Doors for Winter in Lee’s Summit

Oct 26, 2018

At the moment, the cooler temperatures are a mild respite from the heat of summer in Lee’s Summit. Soon, however, homeowners will find themselves spending more time indoors trying to escape the chill of winter. To keep your home comfortable and efficient, it’s a good idea to take some time to prepare for winter. While that includes many aspects of home maintenance, one thing not to neglect is your patio doors. Patio doors can be a great asset to your home this winter, if you maintain them.

Keep Clean

Autumn is a great time to clean your patio doors before winter settles in. Patio doors, whether hinged or sliding glass, offer extended views so you can enjoy your outdoor space even if the weather doesn’t allow you to be outside. No one wants to look at the first snow of the season through a film of grime. So, before the weather becomes too cold, wipe down your patio doors. If you have sliding glass doors that run on a track, make sure the track is clear, and keep the threshold free of debris for all other types of patio doors.

Check Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping is essential to your home’s winter maintenance. Weatherstripping will ensure that you don’t lose heat through your windows and doors, including patio doors. With poor weatherstripping, your home will feel cold and drafty, and your HVAC bills are sure to rise. Before it’s winter, check the weatherstripping for your patio doors and make sure you don’t need to reinforce it. However, sometimes the problem with heat loss isn’t as simple as weatherstripping. If that’s the case, the next step is to…

Replace If Necessary

How much heat are you losing through your patio doors? If you find that your home still feels drafty near your doors even after weatherstripping, the problem could be the doors themselves. One way to test the amount of air your doors let through is to light a candle near them and see if the air pulls in a particular direction. If your patio doors are causing you to lose too much of your home’s heat, it’s time to switch to a more efficient solution, such as ProVia hinged patio doors or Marvin Integrity sliding glass doors.

If you need help preparing your patio doors for winter, just contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. We can offer more information as well as a free quote on replacement patio doors.


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"The whole process was easy and the service was fantastic. When Lynn arrived to install the door he was on time and started right away. He got the old door torn out and the new one installed. He took the time to answer all the questions I had about the install and when done it looked amazing. When my wife got home she was so happy to see how good the new door looked compared to the old door. Every part of the experience working with Justin and his team has been wonderful.”

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"Our home had the original, 1961, drafty windows. The sashes would not stay up and cleaning the upper windows was a long, hard process. After meeting with several companies, we choose Johnson County Siding & Windows. They have a great rating and have been in the business for many years. The windows are good quality, economical, and so easy to open and clean. The installers were very professional, kept the area clean, and preformed the job in the time frame we were given. I would highly recommend using Johnson County Siding & Windows.”

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"Johnson County Sliding and Windows installed new siding on our home and did an excellent job. We did a lot of research and interviewed several companies before moving forward. It was a huge project! We worked with Justin, who helped with the estimate and communicated with us before, during, and after the project was completed. He was friendly, easy to work with, and professional. He made sure we felt completely satisfied. We found him to be trustworthy and he always followed through with our requests whether they were big or small. The crew completing the work were friendly and hard working. I never felt uncomfortable or questioned the work they did. Everyone from the installers to the group delivering the supplies were kind and courteous. Just with any large project, we had some minor details that we requested be addressed (paint touch ups and reframing our garage differently). All of the requests were handled quickly and without any push back or difficulty. Our home went from a dilapidated, woodpecker damaged eyesore to the best looking house on the block! I couldn’t be happier and highly recommend Johnson County Siding and Windows!”

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