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Old Yesterday, 07:02 PM   #1
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Patio Door glass - replace or repair


Sliding side glass has broken seal on 15 year old door. New thermal unit is $300 and complete new door about $650 with lifetime warranty. I would do the install/repair.

Which way would you go?
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Given the age of the door, I would think other problems might be in the near future and would replace the whole thing.
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Often you find a very poor installation and pulling the door and doing it right might be the right thing to do and when you have a repair that will cost 1/2 of new, sounds like a good reason.
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You say lifetime warranty on the new door, what is the life of the new door??
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You say lifetime warranty on the new door, what is the life of the new door??
The door it at end of life when it leaks or some part breaks
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The slider was hard to close the last 5 years or so, did not quite line up with the slot due to building shifting. I think this may have causes premature failure of the seal.
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I would just bite the bullet and replace. That way you can fix the fit issues caused by the settling while you're at it (or at least keep up with the issues).
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The door it at end of life when it leaks or some part breaks



Your a real ball of fire today Neal!
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