Many homes around the Raleigh/Durham area were built with a sliding glass door in the back. And now, due to their relatively low price, sliding glass doors are becoming more popular than ever in homes across North Carolina.
Signs you may need to replace your sliding glass doors:
Low-quality apartment-grade doors?
Here’s the trouble: a huge percentage of the sliding glass doors used in home construction are of very low quality. Some homeowners remember having a less-than-impressive sliding door when they used to rent an apartment, and the door in their home is of the same low quality.
Even the best sliding doors are prone to wear and tear. The seals used to keep outside air from coming into your home will wear out over time, causing your energy bills to rise and your comfort level to fall
Condensation or frost on the glass
On builder-grade sliding glass doors, only single-pane glass is used, which is not very good at keeping out hot or cold air. You’ll often notice frost, especially near the edge of the frame or condensation dripping down the glass. Over time this can damage your trim and flooring, leading to even more expensive repairs later.
Even on better quality doors that have multiple panes of glass, the insulating gas added between the panes can leak out, causing the doors to no longer be as efficient as they once were.
Trouble opening and closing
Of course one of the best signs that your sliding glass doors are in need of being replaced is trouble opening and closing. Doors that have trouble sliding are a sign that the frame has warped over time, causing them to not seal properly when closed.
This can cause a multitude of issues from rain or snow leaking into the door to a pathway for pests to get into your home.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
With Kelly Window & Door, we provide high-quality sliding glass doors from reputable companies like ProVia. These high-quality doors are equipped with ball-bearing rollers that will provide easy operability for years to come. They are resistant to water infiltration, rot, and mold. And they are much more energy-efficient than the builder-grade doors that exist in so many homes.
What can I do?
If you feel like you are stuck with a builder-grade door, one that does not open and close easily and that leaks air and water into your home, do not despair! Sliding glass door replacement is an easy and affordable process that Kelly Window and Door can help you through.
Our showroom has a sliding glass door with your name on it, so come check it out. We can schedule an in-home consultation where you can see first-hand the benefits of having your sliding glass door replaced. Whether you visit us or we visit you, you’ll see first-hand how much energy efficiency and comfort you can gain by having your drafty sliding door replaced.