Sliding glass doors are a convenient and beautiful addition to any home. They make it easy to enter and leave your dining area to bring food and supplies to your patio, and also allow lots of sunshine and light into a room. Sliding glass doors give you a wide expanse from which to glimpse the outdoors. However, sliding glass doors can also be terribly inefficient when it comes to saving energy. You can reduce this likelihood by replacing them as needed. If you notice any of the following signs, replacing your sliding glass doors should be at the top of your home to-do list.
Signs That You Should Replace Your Sliding Glass Doors
- Gaps in the Door – If you can see gaps in between your sliding glass doors or in between the door and the frame, you are losing money. Heating and cooling your home with gaps in your sliding glass window ensures that you are losing energy from inside your home to the outside. If you have a difficult time determining if there are gaps, wait until night falls, then have someone stand outside with a flashlight while you stand inside. If you can see light streaming in through your sliding glass door, you should replace it soon.
- There’s a Draft – Stand by your sliding glass door. If it is hot outside, you should not feel a rise in temperature. During the colder winter months, standing by your door should not make you feel cold. Any change in temperature near your sliding glass door should prompt you to change them. Doing so can save you a great deal of money on your utility bills as well as improve your comfort level. In addition, any savings you get now will continue for the months and years that follow.
- They are Difficult to Open and Close – Sliding glass doors that are difficult to open and close are not only annoying, they can be dangerous as well. If your children, for example, cannot get out of your home in case of an emergency because the sliding glass doors stick, tragedy could result. Sometimes, sliding glass doors are difficult to open and close because it has become misaligned from its tracks. In other cases, the rollers could have sustained some damage. Weather and a poor installation job are other causes that could result in the frame becoming damaged. Sometimes this problem can be fixed without a full replacement, but not always.
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