Signs That Sliding Doors Need Replacement

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You probably use your sliding doors every day, taking it for granted that they work just fine. And why shouldn’t you? Unless something is out of whack, you shouldn’t have to ever think about them. But since they are used so often, a problem will be noticed immediately. How can you tell when your sliding doors need to be replaced with new ones?

Signs That Sliding Doors Need Replacement

  • The door keeps sticking: Nothing’s more annoying than sliding doors that don’t move easily or stick. When this happens, the rollers may be damaged beyond repair. Misaligned or dented door tracks could also be causing the problem.
  • Cracked glass: Sliding doors generally have large panes of glass. Minor scratches can sometimes be fixed, but if the glass is severely damaged, the doors might need to be replaced.
  • Damaged door frames: Sliding doors might need replacement when their frames are bent out of shape. In some cases, severe weather can twist frames and create gaps, leading to the next situation…
  • Drafts: Do you feel a lot of airflow around your sliding doors? This drafting means you could be losing a lot of heat (and paying for it on your energy bill).
  • Noise: Well-installed sliding doors should move seamlessly and quietly. If yours are making squeaking and grinding noises, it may be time to replace them.

You shouldn’t have to put up with damaged sliding doors. At Speaks Custom Window & Sunrooms, we can examine what you have and recommend repairs or replacements. We charge fair, honest prices, and not a penny more.

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