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matjen2

06:33PM | 08/21/04
Member Since: 08/20/04
1 lifetime posts
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We own a 40 year old home and need to replace the original sliding glass door that leads to our patio. It occationally comes off track whenever someone slams it and the screen door doesn't work well at all. The main reason it needs replacing is that it doesn't fully close, meaning we are losing a lot in energy costs. Because of these problems, I am hesitant to replace it with another sliding glass door. I don't want to replace the door and then just have these problems reoccur. My question is, are these problems inherent with sliding glass doors or is mine just showing it's age. Are the new ones better at staying on track, etc. I have considered french doors but have been told they are notorious for leaking. Also, what brands are of good quality but not too expensive. Thanks for any input

CNTRTOP

04:36PM | 08/25/04
Member Since: 04/17/04
26 lifetime posts
The new sliding glass doors are very energy efficient compared to the old ones, and are actually tighter than french doors for air infiltration. Just be sure to stick to a well known name door such as Pella, Andersen, or Marvin. Pella Pro Line and Andersen are available at ***** or **********. The Pellas in particular are constructed the same as their more expensive Designer windows and doors, but without all the bells and whistles.

Piffin

06:48PM | 08/29/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Pella has actually quit marketing sliders in some ares due to problems. For my moneyu, if I had to use a slider, it would be a Marvin. Andersen makes great units, but I didn't even know they made sliders

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oaklandparklocksmith

05:15PM | 07/09/14
Member Since: 07/09/14
1 lifetime posts
Any impact sliding glass doors will do the job if you choose to replace them. other then that the track could be bent or the rollers might be damaged. feel free to visit our site for more causes of sliding glass door problems. Sliding Glass Door Repair

BV004640

01:18PM | 07/23/14
My parents had sliding glass doors and they worked great for them. If you are worried about getting another set of sliding glass doors, you can always go with the option of hinged glass doors instead. I think those are getting more and more popular. They might help maintain more energy in your home also.
Shelly Slader | http://www.soundglass.com/residential/doors/
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