Need to replace patio slider door

msgreatdealsNovember 18, 2011

Our house was built in 1990. We have a 96X80 (standard) slider that needs to be replaced. It's very difficult to open and cannot open all the way. Makes a lot noise when its opened. We are on the hillside and our house has settled some on that side. Wondering if a new slider would be ok or should we consider a french door? Also want to take advantage of the energy rebate.

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Slider will be fine if the opening is properly leveled prior to installation.

As an operator type, French doors are usually more problematic.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 10:24PM
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millworkman

In that size opening you would most definitely need a replacement unit as new const. would not fit in that rough opening.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 9:50AM
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brickeyee

You may be able to remove some interior trim and re-plumb and square the existing door instead of replacing it.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 4:36PM
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msgreatdeals

Thank you. Hoping to get a new slider. Calling the local door company and getting an estimate.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2011 at 1:03AM
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