Sliding doors are a lovable feature in any home, offering an abundance of light, easy outside access to patios, gardens, and pool areas, and clear, picturesque views of the outdoor areas of your property. In fact, sliding doors are so useful and convenient, that they can quickly become one of the most used entryways in your entire home—which can lead to repairs or replacement due to constant wear and tear.
At Amorvue Window & Door, we’re dedicated to helping our customers achieve their home improvement goals with high-quality products and expert installations. In this article, we’ll tell you what to look for when evaluating your home’s sliding doors, and when it’s time to consider replacing them.
When to Get a Replacement Sliding Door
A poorly-installed or malfunctioning sliding door can lead to a number of problems and issues, which is why fixing or replacing sliding doors should be a high-priority project. For example, you may have trouble regulating the temperature in your home or notice a decrease in energy-efficiency, and there could be a spike in energy bill costs.
Here’s a list of signs that your door needs repairs, or possibly a sliding door replacement:
Misaligned Tracks: The tracks on your sliding door keep the door positioned firmly within the frame. These tracks can be damaged over time from debris, hard use, or even weather damage.
Difficult Sliding Function: Once the tracks on your sliding door are misaligned, it can become increasingly difficult to slide. This is not only inconvenient and frustrating but also dangerous in the case of a fire or other emergency.
Damaged Rollers: The rollers on your door help it to slide along the track. These can become damaged in a variety of ways, inhibiting the door’s movement. Instead of smooth, easy gliding left and right, damaged rollers will cause the door to get caught and grind along the way.
Poor Installation: Sometimes, difficulties with sliding doors can be due to installation problems. Poor installation can cause a faster degeneration in functionality and lead to greater wear and tear on the components that make up your door.
A Damaged Frame: Your frame can be damaged in a number of ways, whether that’s via water damage or accidental knocks when moving large objects through it. This can lead to distortions and irregularities that block a sliding door from closing properly or fitting well.
What About Our South Florida Climate?
As most Boca Raton homeowners know, living on the coast can be as challenging as it is pleasant. When it comes to home maintenance and sliding door replacement, coastal homes in South Florida suffer from very extreme weather patterns that can be quite damaging to sliding doors in a variety of ways.
For example, heavy seasonal storms and subsequent flooding can lead to a lot of damage to your sliding doors, while intense exposure to sun and heat are damaging as well. Sustained exposure to salt water and moisture in the air might warp inferior quality materials, and can also result in the buildup of water and other organic material inside and around the frames that could break down the installation over time.
Why Should I Replace My Sliding Door?
Faulty sliding doors aren’t just disappointing, they’re also inefficient, costly, and could also be a potential safety hazard if cracked or broken. If you’ve noticed signs that your doors aren’t working as they should, take a look at some of the benefits of sliding door replacement:
Effortless Operation: A replacement sliding door will bring you back to the days of effortless and pleasant gliding doors. Our doors are placed on heavy-duty rails that seal your home and ensure that the ease of use is sustained for as long as possible.
Extreme Durability: We use only the most durable materials that the industry has to offer. This means that your sliding doors will withstand many of the traditional issues that they face with age. This means reduced weather, fading, and deterioration over time.
Enhanced Energy-Efficiency: Armorvue Window & Door offers premium products that help to regulate the temperature in your home, whether in the heat of summer or the heart of winter. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that a properly weather-sealed home can save up to 30% on its annual energy bills, so the right replacement sliding door could even make you money in the long run.
Better Curbside Appeal: We offer countless customization options so that your new doors can fit harmoniously with your chosen aesthetic. This means that you can bring together style and functionality to protect your home while contributing to your home’s aesthetic value and curbside appeal.
If your sliding doors are becoming a hassle and losing you money through their energy inefficiency, it’s time to contact a door installation company that you can trust to get the job done right.
Armorvue Window & Door is an A+ accredited BBB business, with professional installation services and affordable, quality-tested products approved by Good Housekeeping. You can trust us to make your renovation project a success, whether you’re replacing your sliding doors or improving another area of your home.
For more information about upgrading your home with us at Armorvue Window & Door, give us a call to speak to a representative today. You can also fill out our online form to get started now, by scheduling a free, in-home price quote with one of our expert contractors.