If you enjoy sliding glass doors in your home because of their convenience to your yard and their ability to provide natural sunlight, then you may find yourself disappointed when you discover they aren’t working exactly like they should. Just because you want to see the outdoors doesn’t mean you want to feel the breeze or feel like you are overexerting yourself to get the doors open and closed. If you have sliding glass doors that are giving you problems, here are four signs it may be time to have them replaced:
1. Outdoor Breezes – Have you noticed that you get a cold draft from your sliding glass doors when they are closed? Have you noticed gaps between the door frame and your wall or in between the doors themselves? Not only does this affect the energy efficiency of your home, but it also means you may not be as comfortable as you could be. It is worth it to have your sliding glass doors replaced so you can enjoy their function and beauty without the breeze.
2. Improperly Sealed – Do you love the view through your sliding glass doors, but you’ve begun to notice that they fog up in between the panes of glass? If your doors are aged or misaligned, it can cause them to lose their seal, which in turn affects their functionality and their ability to provide a view. While it may be tempting to just put up with this problem, you may find that you are happier having new sliding glass doors installed.
3. They Don’t Slide – The whole point in having sliding glass doors is that you can easily slide them open and closed when you choose to do so. If you have to pull or push really hard to get your doors to open and close, you may be looking at a faulty system. While you may be able to find a quick solution, it’s more likely that this problem will persist. Having your sliding glass doors replaced may just be your best bet.
4. Age – Do you love your sliding glass doors, but they are older than you can remember? Did you know that the simple fact of their age can affect their efficiency? If you bought a home with older sliding glass doors or you have noticed that your older doors aren’t working their best, you may find that replacing your doors provides greater function and home energy efficiency.
At Wize Home Direct, we like to help you achieve your home improvement goals. Contact us today if you are ready to replace your sliding glass doors and would like to schedule a free estimate.