Having a sliding glass door in your home is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors while staying comfortable inside. They’re not only a convenient way to get in and out, but they’re a beautiful addition to a room, allowing natural sunlight and warmth to enter the space. If your sliding glass door has seen better days, we can help with a replacement. Not sure when you should replace your sliding glass door? Here are some signs that it’s time to replace it.
Sign #1: Are there drafts?
If you stand by your sliding glass door, can you feel the outside air seeping in? If it’s cold outside, you should be able to stand by the door and not feel cold wind getting through. If it’s warm, you shouldn’t feel an increase of temperature while you stand near it. If there is any change of temperature, either warm or cold, when you’re next to the door, it’s likely that the door is not as energy efficient as it should be. A sliding glass door that is made of high quality glass should help keep you comfortable year-round, no matter what the temperature is outside.
We can install French in-swing or out-swing doors, stacking glass doors, or bi-folding glass doors that open in an accordion fashion. Contact us today for information on which style would be right for your space.
Sign #2: Is it difficult to open or close?
Does your door get stuck every time you try to open or close it? Or are you finding that you’re yanking on it harder every time to get it to do its job? Sliding glass doors that don’t open or close properly can be annoying and sometimes dangerous. There could be several reasons as to why it’s not functioning well, including a poor installation job at the beginning, misalignment from the tracks, or it’s just old and worn out. If your sliding glass door is not functioning like it should be, consider a replacement for your safety and convenience.
Sign #3: Is it safe?
Gaps in between the door and the frame translate to a lot of wasted energy and lots of wasted money. Not to mention, this could pose a safety risk. If you have an older door and you use a wood stick in the door for extra security, this is simply not a great way to stay safe. A new sliding glass door means you can toss that stick back outside where it belongs, and you and your family will have a sturdy new door to keep you protected.
We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our professional team can help you get your new sliding glass door installed just in time to enjoy the spring weather that is coming! Contact us today for information on how to get started.