“When summer vacation started, our sliding glass door worked just fine,” Meghan said. The Massachusetts mother of three rolled her eyes. “But somehow, something mysteriously happened, and now the door won’t close properly. You really have to yank on it to get it to shut – and then good luck trying to get it open again. My question is can this broken sliding glass door be fixed, or am I just going to have to learn to live with it until we’ve saved up the money to replace it?”
Sliding Glass Doors: Repairs & Glass Replacement
Sliding glass doors are often the most frequently used doors in the house. It’s not unusual for them to become damaged, particularly when busy families are opening and closing the door multiple times a day. The damage can occur in several different places, including the sliding glass door frame, the seals of the sliding glass door, and the glass in the sliding glass door.
Problems with the door opening and closing are often related to damage done to the track in the door frame. The sliding glass door travels along this track. If the frame somehow becomes bent or damaged, or if grime or debris blocks the track, it can become very difficult for the door to open or close. This type of damage can often be repaired. Your local window and door company is the best resource for help.
Damage to the sliding glass door’s seals and glass can often be repaired. This process generally involves a technician coming to your house to assess the damage. Then the appropriate materials are gathered to restore the door to like new condition, and installation of the repaired sliding glass door is performed. These options are generally more affordable than sliding glass door replacement.