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Need to replace patio slider door

Posted by msgreatdeals (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 18, 11 at 17:15

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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RE: Need to replace patio slider door

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

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

RE: Need to replace patio slider door

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

RE: Need to replace patio slider door

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

RE: Need to replace patio slider door

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

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