Time and time again when talking with homeowners who have sliding patio doors we hear the same thing. “I love my doors when they work, but they’re always sticking!” Sticking sliding doors is a common problem that can be brought on by any number of factors, from poorly constructed materials to basic wear and tear. But when sliding doors begin to stick, it cannot be ignored. It can become more than an annoyance, it can detract from the comfort and value of your home.
Replace Sticking Doors to Stop Energy Loss
When a sliding patio door sticks in its track, it becomes more difficult to open and close. That struggle tends to leave gaps and cracks in the frame, openings that allow for costly energy to escape your home. In the summer months, your air conditioned air can leak through those gaps which makes your cooling system work even harder. In the winter, cold air can enter your home through those gaps which makes your heating system work even harder. This leads to higher energy bills year ‘round. Replacing your sticking doors with new, more durable replacement sliding patio doors will stop that energy loss and help drive down your energy bills.
Advances in frame materials allow us to build a custom-sized sliding door that is lighter, easier to open and close, and stay reliably on a smoothly gliding track. We use a rigid vinyl frame that has multiple advantages over the older aluminum construction. Vinyl does not expand or contract, but retains its shape and rigidity to prevent warping and jamming. The rolling mechanism of the doors has also been improved to make it more reliable and consistent. And a vinyl frame makes the door itself much lighter, making it easier to open and close.
Rescom’s door experts can work with you to discover the best combination of style and energy efficiency for your new sliding patio door. Make the call today to Rescom Exteriors at (866) 410-5884 today to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate.