Hurricane-rated Sliding Door sill problem
We are considering replacing the windows in our 24 year old South Florida vacation home with impact resistant glass windows compliant with current building code, largely because we are being strongly encouraged by our insurance company. We are facing a problem with the sliding glass doors that I have not seen mentioned in the forum. The code-compliant sliding doors all have a very deep "sill" - hope I am using the right term -which will be a real trip hazard as one goes in and out. We are trying to determine if there is a way of lowering the wall on which the window sits, so that the top of the sill will be even with the inside floor (instead of 2inches above it). Our inside floor is a good 1 foot above grade, so we are not concerned about water. Any other suggestions?? - thank you!