When your sliding patio doors were first installed, they probably functioned seamlessly, sliding smoothly and effortlessly open and closed, even with your hands full. Now that they’re getting older, you may have noticed the gliding function doesn’t work as well as it used to. You may struggle to get the door open, and have to put down what you’re carrying to “heave” the door open, or closed. It may not lock easily and that’s a safety struggle as well. There are many things that could be causing this problem – and fortunately, there are also some DIY solutions that may help.
Do you want to improve your home’s value? Whether you’re trying to sell your home soon or just want to make the most of your investment, there are several things you can do to improve your home’s value.
Taking the time to make your home more attractive, to improve your home’s energy efficiency, and to catch up on routine maintenance can protect your investment and make your home worth more now and in the future. Read on for ways to improve your home’s value this year.
Patio doors last about 30 years, if they’re well-made and treated well. When they reach the end of their service life, they need to be replaced. Old patio doors that haven’t been well maintained can be very energy inefficient, difficult to use and even unattractive. Knowing how to replace your old patio doors can help you improve the way your home looks and functions, so here’s what you need to know.
Contemporary style sliding glass patio doors can accentuate the beauty of your home while providing easy access to outdoor spaces. Whether your home has a beautiful view that you’d like to call attention to, or you’re attracted to the practicality of sliding glass doors, these fixtures are a powerful feature that can transform your home. Here’s what you need to know about contemporary style sliding glass patio doors, and how they can help you beautify your home.
Old patio doors, if not properly maintained, can detract from the beauty of your home and patio or deck. From peeling paint to dirt and grime, old patio doors face many aesthetic challenges.
You can achieve elegance again. Either by performing smart maintenance or by installing all new doors, you can make your patio a focal point of your home once again.
If you’re considering selling your New Jersey home, you may be wondering what you can do to attract more buyers and increase your home’s value. Before committing to a remodel project, it’s important to understand that it’s rare for any home improvement to provide 100 percent return on investment. However, replacing old windows and patio doors rank higher on the list than several other types of home upgrades. This is according to a 2020 report from Remodeling.com that covers the Middle Atlantic region of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Homeowners in this region recoup an average of 72 percent of the cost when installing vinyl replacement windows and 69 percent of the cost when installing wood replacement windows. Additionally, Supermoney.com reports that adding or upgrading a patio, including the sliding glass door, can provide a return on investment of up to 80 percent. They don’t include numbers for composite windows, like Renewal by Andersen’s exclusive Fibrex, but consider that this product combines the best of both wood and vinyl. While recouping some of your investment is important, it’s not the only reason to consider replacement windows and patio doors before putting your house on the market. Below we outline three other factors to consider.