Sliding glass doors are very common in homes across America. They are an appealing option to many homeowners they are generally easy to operate and provide you with excellent visibility around your landscape. However, most styles of sliding glass doors are not indestructible and will need to be replaced over the years. If yours are in bad condition, you are opening the door (pun intended), to many unavoidable problems. Here are four significant signs that now is the time to replace your sliding glass doors.
You Feel Air Coming Into Your Home
Sliding glass doors should have an airtight seal. This means you should never feel a draft entering your home. During the summertime, you don’t want to be gaps in your doors because your the cool air from indoors will escape. You also want a tight seal because you want to prevent moisture from getting into your home because it can be quite destructive. Warping can cause a sliding glass door to shift out of position. Not only will this make your home less energy efficient, but you are giving, insects, mice, and burglars a potential access point into your home.
They Are Difficult To Open/Close
As the name suggests, sliding glass doors are meant to slide from their open and close position. If you are at the point where you are struggling to open and close your doors, it may be time to replace them. If you are finding yourself leaning into your door to close it, you should give Architectural Window Supply a call.
It Makes Noise
Your sliding glass door should not make much noise at all. Sometimes, this problem can be corrected by cleaning the door tracks or providing it with some lubrication. However, if the problem continues, there may be a bigger problem with the door, which will require you to purchase a replacement.
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