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3 top tips for Patio Door Replacement

Summers in Canada are short, so if you’re lucky enough to have a backyard with a deck or patio, you’re probably taking full advantage! Sitting outside, enjoying your morning coffee before it gets hot. Lazy afternoons supervising the kids while they play in the sprinkler. A glass of wine with dinner, watching the sunset. So any deficiencies in your current patio doors are likely becoming obvious, fast!

If your patio doors have seen better days, it might be time for an upgrade. You’ll reap the benefits of improved energy efficiency, along with an updated entry design that will freshen up your backyard and deck. For a personalized touch, you can also look into features such as custom hardware and glass tints.

Here are a few things to consider if patio door replacement is on your mind.

Find A Professional

If you’re thinking about patio door replacement, it’s a project best left to professionals. Standard patio doors incorporate large panes of glass, which can be tricky to handle if you’re doing it yourself. Like most other DIY renos, unless you’ve worked on similar jobs before, it may cost you more to do it yourself. Experienced contractors, like those at Torwin, have the training and skill to safely handle replacement patio doors without damage or sustaining injuries.

Before starting any work, we consult with you to discuss existing issues and your goals for your patio doors. Then, a staff member will come to your home to make the necessary measurements and look at your doors’ current condition, offering suggestions that best fit your needs and budget. We ensure you’re properly informed and have everything you need to make the best choice for your home.


With over 30 years of experience installing windows and doors in Canada, a bit of cold weather doesn’t bother us. So whenever you’re ready for your patio door replacement, we are too, even if it’s wintertime! That said, many homeowners prefer to complete their window and door renos in more temperate weather. So if you’ve made up your mind to upgrade your patio doors, give us a call, whatever the season.

After we get an idea of the project’s scope, we can advise on when best to start. For example, a simple replacement job can take as little as an hour, but more extensive work can take a few days or weeks and is better left for the warmer months.

Go All Out

If your patio doors are older than you are, if the frame and hardware have seen better days, if they’re coming loose or stick instead of sliding, it may be time to replace them altogether. But we can do more than a simple replacement. If you’ve dreamed of something that turns heads and makes a statement, let us help.

A wall knockout, double doors and unique styling, for example, can turn your entry from functional to fabulous. And with modern energy-efficient models, you won’t have to worry about losing heat in the winter or AC in the summer. You’ll enjoy a beautiful view of the outdoors and lots of natural light with your new patio doors, and save on your utility bills in the process.

Maximize the utility and your enjoyment of your outdoor space. Contact us at Torwin to get started!