Are you replacing your patio door for aesthetics, or has your old door become an eyesore? Is it becoming more challenging to open despite cleaning the tracks constantly?
Whatever the reason, there are many considerations before choosing the right patio door to install. This may be a project for you if you’re a serious DIY person. If that’s the case, keep in mind that there isn’t much wiggle room for mistakes, and doors aren’t cheap.
At Beltway Builders, we have the experience and top-quality technicians to evaluate your space and needs. After meeting us, you’ll be able to make a well-informed decision on the best way to replace your patio door.
Research Replacing Your Patio Door
The options for patio doors are seemingly endless. Searching for the different styles and price points can be exhausting.
A high-end, well-sealed patio door can save money by reducing cold drafts and keeping the heat out in the summertime. A new door can increase the value of your home too.
Your budget will help you determine whether you want to replace a simple slider with a new one or make the jump to a top-of-the-line door. Are you hiring a contractor to perform the work or do the work yourself? If you’re not going to do the work, hire a quality, licensed contractor such as Beltway Builders to ensure you spend your money wisely, and the job is done correctly. We can meet with you so you’re clear on the best and different options for the patio door you have in mind.
When Replacing A Door, Do You Replace The Frame?
When replacing your patio door, be sure that the current frame is in excellent condition if you are considering not replacing it. Look for splits and cracks in the frame. Are the splits deep? If so, odds are you’ll need to replace the frame too.
If you get drafts of hot or cold air near your door, you’ll have to determine whether the door or the frame is the culprit or whether they both need to be replaced. Call Beltway Builders for an estimate to help you determine what replacing your patio door will entail.
Now is an excellent time to get a professional opinion from a licensed contractor. This job is more technical than slapping a coat of paint on your kitchen wall, and your significant other doesn’t like the color. That kind of mistake is easily rectified. A sloppy slider installation will cost a pretty penny to correct.
How Much Does Replacing Your Door Cost?
Replacing your patio door has a broad spectrum of price points. Hire a licensed contractor to install your new door. Most jobs will be complete in about a half-day, minimizing your family’s discomfort from the outdoor weather conditions and checking it off your to-do list quickly.
If you haven’t professionally installed doors, DIY jobs will take more time. You must do all the components of this job properly, or you’ll be calling a contractor to fix your mistakes. Replacing your patio door can average between $1,200 and $10,000, including the cost of installation by a professional, licensed contractor. Keep in mind that they also haul away the old debris.
When it’s time to replace your patio door, let us help you navigate the plethora of choices. The options seem endless. Call Beltway Builders. We’ll come to your home and help you make the best decision for your lifestyle and needs.