I have a standard 6 foot sliding door on my home. In witter with a strong
wind,I notice a little air coming in along the top and st the joint where
the sliding door overlaps the stationary part. There is also a piece of felt
on the bottom inside edge of the sliding part about 1 inch wide that I guess
acts like a sweep to seal aling the track. This piece of felt freezes in the
winter making it very difficult to open the door.
Are there any weatherstripping kits sold to redo sliding doors? Would anyone
have advice how I might correct this problem? Thanks....
When I replaced my front door from one from HD I found that ordering a door
would incur full price but if it were in stock at that store, the price was
generally much lower. I had to check out 5 stores before I found the model
I wanted in stock but saved 30% in the process.
Try to figure out who manufacturered it and contact them for replacement.
Otherwise visit Lowes and see if any of their strips might do the job. On a
regular door, I've found that weatherstripping sold by Lowes is sometimes
better than the original.
We have very old sliders, and wheels no longer available. We had about
a 1/2" gap at bottom of door because they didn't stay on the track
properly. The cure was to put in a new track, which screws down right
over the old track. I used duct tape in winter until hubby got around
to fixing it. A screw had rusted out in the frame of one slider, and
replacing that made it square again.
Elec. usage down about 30% from year before, but still a lot more
costly. We have two triple panels, with slider in center panel.
Ideally would get new one$.
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