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TIPS ON EXTENDING THE SERVICE LIFE OF SLIDING PATIO DOORS

Proper installation is key to sliding door longevity, but it isn’t the only thing that matters. It’s imperative to think about the threats to the unit’s integrity early on to make it last for as long as possible more easily.

Tips On Extending The Service Life Of Sliding Patio Doors

Today, Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis shares expert tips to extend the service life of your sliding patio doors:

Pay Attention to Glazing Technology

Glass cleaning is at the heart of glazed door maintenance, but some products need less attention than others. Coating the outside surface of the exterior pane with titanium dioxide renders washing a breeze.

When exposed to sufficient ultraviolet (UV) light, it loosens the dirt and allows the water to wash it away more quickly. This invisible coating uses the sun to increase the evaporation rate, allowing the glass to dry faster and leave practically no spots. All of our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options feature titanium dioxide coating.

Don’t Forget About the Hardware

Like hinged French doors, sliding units need pieces of hardware that can withstand the test of time. All handles can look enduring superficially, but they’re not always tough to the core. Unless they’re forged from solid brass like our Estate™ hardware, they can break more quickly.

Keep the Track and Rollers Free of Dirt

Ease of operation is the number one selling point of sliding door systems, but any debris buildup could suffice to make active panels work jerkily. Dirty rollers usually wear prematurely because dirt, small rocks and even strands can hair impede their movement.

Put a Premium on Lubrication

All moving parts of patio doors need to be lubricated regularly to function properly over time. However, don’t make the mistake of using wet lubricants or solvent-based greases. These substances collect dirt and many other corrosive particles. Instead, we recommend dry lubricants with corrosion inhibitors to shield the hardware from the harsh elements.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis to have long-lasting sliding doors for your patio. Call us at (314) 310-3636 now to schedule your consultation in St. Louis, MO, or any surrounding community, and you can receive a FREE estimate.

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"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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