A patio door is a pretty common entity in most modern households. Like your entry door, a sliding patio door is used quite frequently and begins to wear over time. Similar to other doors, it comes in many different material selections. Most common being wood, fiberglass, aluminum and vinyl. Many issues can arise from the constant usage of your patio door. The elements can cause quite a bit of wear on your sliding glass door as well. Rocks, sand, and dirt can build up in your threshold causing the door to sit improperly and hinder its natural gliding motions. Furthermore, causing seal failure allowing your heat or air conditioning to seep out of your house. The patio door is one of the most common denominators to energy inefficiency in the household. Lets take a look at 3 common signs you need a new patio door installation.
- Difficulty opening and closing.
- Shrieking while sliding.
- Unnatural rocking while sliding