Dec 18, 2019

Signs it’s Time for Sliding Glass Door Replacement

Your exterior sliding doors most often provide a glimpse into your home’s backyard and a convenient route inside when hosting outdoor gatherings.  Because it does not directly impact your curb appeal, it can be tempting to prolong the replacement of exterior sliding glass doors.  However, failing to replace a patio door that’s at the end of its lifespan can have detrimental consequences to the allure, energy efficiency, and performance of your home.  If you’re noticing any of these signs, it’s time to interview quality sliding glass door installers for a quote on replacement.

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Issues Opening & Closing the Door: If this is happening on a routine basis, it can be a sign that the rollers have become worn out or that the door has become unbalanced on the track.  Exterior elements such as rain, snow, and continuous direct sunlight can deteriorate the door frame over time.  A door that wasn’t installed properly can also warp over time, causing it to not operate as easily as it once did.  Many times, a non-functional sliding glass door will become difficult to lock, creating a security risk for your family.

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Noticeable Drafts: If the area immediately surrounding your patio door closely imitates the temperature outdoors, your sliding glass door may be to blame.  Not only do drafts create an uncomfortable home, but they can cause a severe spike in your home’s energy bills.

Leaking Water: As the years pass, the seal around your patio door can begin to fail.  If you are frequently mopping up water off the walls and flooring, surrounding your patio door, it is likely replacement is needed. 

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Foggy Panes: If you’re noticing a build-up of condensation within the window panes, it can be a signal that the seal has failed.  When this occurs, air and moisture can penetrate the window panes, impeding their insulative properties.

Structural Concerns: If the patio door has been damaged by hail or an attempted break-in, it’s wise to consult with a reputable contractor to see if the door can be repaired or if replacement is necessary.

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Visible Gaps:  In extreme scenarios, the areas that contribute to drafts are sizable enough to see.  Gaps can cause your sliding glass door to shift to one side.  Gaps prove problematic because they compromise your home’s security, create a space for pests to enter your home, and create heat transfer problems.

The Door is an Eye Sore: If your home’s sliding glass door appears archaic next to your home’s siding, windows and interior walls, it may be time to consider replacement.  This holds true especially if you’re considering putting your home on the market, as potential buyers are often uninterested in a sizable list of home repairs immediately upon closing.  Scratching, scrapes and chipping paint also rank high on the list of reasons homeowners opt to replace their sliding glass door.

Sliding Door Replacement Reviews:

"We are really happy with the finished product. Lindus might be a little more expensive, but with their guarantees and superior workmanship, it was worth it and we are very satisfied. Starting with the sales rep, Jordan Maxon, and with each crew as they performed the work, we found everyone to be professional, friendly and easy to work with. Each crew cleaned up thoroughly. The siding was the most expensive, but they did a meticulous job. They wrapped around all the windows and doors so their will never be any maintenance like painting for us to do. We really couldn't be more pleased. Thank you, Lindus!"

Ruth W.
Ellsworth, WI
August 20, 2020

We are very pleased with the work that Lindus Construction did on our garage. The siding was replaced with LP® SmartSide®, windows and doors also replaced. Lindus removed the roof shingles and cupola. New roof and gutters installed. All of the gentlemen working did a great job, were friendly and everything was cleaned up. They came back to inspect that all work was completed correctly and asked if we had any further questions. I highly recommend Lindus Construction. Thank you."

Emily R.
Frontenac, MN
June 22, 2020

"We have used Lindus Construction for various home improvements in the past few years...complete deck and pergola rebuild, new patio, LeafGuard® Brand Gutters, and most recently, replaced all our windows, patio door and front doors. Lifetime warranty on all their work! Overall, we consider them a solid, capable and honest Company with good people!"

Steve & Jackie D.
Hudson, WI
May 14, 2020

"First of all, the explanation given by the sales rep could not have been more thorough. He spoke well and was very professional and knowledgeable. The predicted date of construction was kept and the workers knew what they were doing paying attention to every detail. The quality of the windows and door is tops! The "porch" or 3-seasons room is now ready to heat and use."

Cheryl B.
Altoona, WI
January 27, 2020

"I got my window and door installed and waiting for my new roof in the spring. Install was very impressive."

Daryl W.
Prairie Farm, WI
December 31, 2019

"Whenever I need a job done right with friendly exceptional service in a timely manner at a fair price, I call on Lindus."

Barbara D.
St. Paul, MN
December 20, 2019
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