18 Jan Sliding Into A Patio Door Replacement
There’s nothing quite as frustrating as trying to open your sliding patio door only to feel it jam beneath your fingers. You grab and pull, then pull a little harder before checking the door stop and frame for obstructions. Upon seeing nothing, you reluctantly begin to muscle the door open again.
Does this scenario sound at all familiar?
If so, it’s probably time to start searching for a replacement.
Recognizing Replacement Requirements
So you’re considering replacing your sliding patio door… but how do you know for sure that it’s time for a replacement, rather than a repair job? Well, it all comes down to functionality.
For example, most glass sliding doors are constructed as dual-pane doors, meaning they consist of two panes of glass between which gas — typically argon — resides. This engineering was made with the purpose of optimizing insulation. Thus, if you see fog and condensation between the panes, the glass seal has failed.
If you do not see any condensation between the panes but continue to feel drafts and air leaks around the door itself, it’s time to inspect the area where the frame meets the wall. Any cracks or gaps may ultimately wind up costing you more money than you had initially budgeted for, meaning it would be more cost-effective in the long run to simply replace it.
Finally, if the sliding door is difficult to open and/or close, it’s likely at the end of its lifespan. This typically signals that there is warping or other forms of damage present that develop with time and age.
On Your Toes While On The Hunt
When it comes time to finally begin the browsing process for a new glass sliding door, there are three product pillars you’ll want to keep in mind: energy-efficiency, quality materials, and installation assurance.
After all, if heat transfer and energy loss are the primary culprits in prompting you to seek a replacement, an energy-efficient door wouldn’t only solve the problem, it would continue to save you money over the coming years. In this case, you’ll want to look for Low-E glass — preferably one that is highly rated by Energy Star and/or the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).
Quality materials, too, will make or break your new door. We recommend searching for a durable frame designed with industry-leading materials. Thus, you’ll be investing in the best of both beauty and strength.
Expert installation, meanwhile, is the final piece of the puzzle. Should the materials be damaged in the process of installation — or should the wall surrounding the new frame get damaged — the aforementioned problems will likely persist, making them more difficult to overcome.
Confidence In Renewal Is Around The Corner
At the end of the day, your doors and windows are every bit as integral to your home as your roof or furniture. They protect you, offer you clarity, and impact your monthly bills. And that’s why, here at Renewal by Andersen® of Florida, we offer industry-leading products, materials, and services!
For example, thanks to our exclusive Fibrex® frame material coupled with High-Performance™ Low-E® glass, your new sliding doors will come with a state-of-the-art thermal barrier that insulates your home from the inside out.
Not only does this increase your energy efficiency but it will also optimize the door’s lifespan. Our products are also designed to be top-performing in terms of functionality, rendering them resistant to warping and bending with age.
Finally, you can trust our trained installation experts to safely and reliably complete a seven-step replacement process, designed to leave you as comfortable and confident as possible!
So, are you ready to get started?
If so, contact Renewal by Andersen® of Florida today by calling (855) 830-2420! As your premier destination for window and door replacement since 1996, we know you’ll find total satisfaction.