Signs Your Exterior Doors Call for a Replacement

Signs Your Exterior Doors Call for a Replacement

October 13, 2016

Unlike your interior fixtures, your exterior doors take direct beatings from Mother Nature. If you know when exactly to replace them, you can increase your home’s curb appeal, efficiency, and even security through a single remodeling project.

Exterior Doors

As the premier provider of patio doors in Milwaukee, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee shares the biggest signs you need new exterior doors. These are the red flags to look for:


Visible forms of wear are not just an aesthetic liability, but also a cause for concern in terms of energy performance. Cracks, blisters, flakes, and the like create small holes that pave the way for air leaks. They compromise your insulation, allowing your indoor heat or conditioned air to escape with no resistance. Ultimately, this causes your HVAC equipment to work overtime and use more energy just to reach your preferred indoor climate.

While caulking and weather-stripping are the normal solutions, they wouldn’t suffice to weatherproof and insulate your interior. Make sure the frame of your exterior doors in Milwaukee is not prone to damage. At Renewal by Andersen, we make sure our doors are durable enough. The engineered wood is designed to avoid wear and tear.


Struggling to open and close your doors might indicate they already contracted and expanded too much. It could also mean that your foundation has already shifted. Either way, you should strongly consider replacing them when they keep on getting stuck. If they always seem to be ajar, your exterior doors might do little to raise your level of security at home.

Fortunately, our Andersen® patio doors feature a reach-out lock system to ensure increased security. In addition, they feature Andersen track rollers, which are two adjustable, self-lubricating tandem rollers that use steel wheels with ball bearings. They provide reliable gliding with superior weathertightness.


It’s not uncommon for old doors to show their age, but proper maintenance can normally erase the unappealing visual effects of aging. When they have seen better days and show signs of draftiness or jerkiness at the same time, giving them a replacement is the most reasonable thing to do.

Besides, getting our replacement patio doors in Milwaukee can enhance the look and feel of your façade. Newly minted patio fixtures, on the other hand, can transform both your indoor and outdoor spaces with the right design.

Find out if you need new exterior doors. Call Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee now at (877) 977-3639 and set your free appointment with our consultant to discuss your needs.

Hear From Our Customers

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

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