Are you planning to install sliding glass doors at home but want to save time and money while avoiding potential injuries from the installation process? Shower Lagoon can provide you with the best glass door installation service in Toronto.
But how do we do it?
This blog will go over all the relevant information relating to sliding glass door installation. This includes its costs and how to maintain it so that you can enjoy its beauty longer.
What to Consider Before Installing a Sliding Glass Door
Sliding doors are derived from traditional Japanese sliding panels. In fact, the look is almost the same. The only difference is that while these panels are used as interior pieces in Asia, sliding glass doors are typically used as exterior sliding patio doors in the West. So, if you are planning to install them, there are several important factors to consider beforehand, like size, safety, and energy efficiency.
Shower Lagoon’s experts will recommend tempered glass as it is safer than regular plate glass. In addition, it is stronger than the usual glass of the same size and thickness. That’s why it can withstand a much harder hit without breaking and is less prone to shattering. Instead of crashing into sharp pieces, tempered glass will break into hundreds of tiny pieces, lowering your risk of injury.
By focusing on energy efficiency, you have the potential to lower your energy costs and improve insulation. We may recommend low-emissivity (Low-E) or insulated glass units (IGU). These will help block harmful UV rays from damaging your interiors and help insulate your home from extreme temperatures. And the good part is it will allow in plenty of natural light and give you a nice clear view of your lawn, garden, or patio.
When choosing sliding glass doors, consider security. Standard sliding doors have level-style locks, but you can include additional features like a metal rod to block the door from opening or add a sturdy after-market lock. Grids or pet panels will cost extra.
Cost of Installing a Sliding Glass Door
A sliding glass door can easily open up your living space with its practical and beautiful design. The cost depends on the size of the glass, its location, material, finish quality, and how much you spend in labour. However, Shower Lagoon makes it as affordable as possible.
The average cost to install sliding glass doors will be between $700 and $1,100. Most people spend between $400 and $600 on the door itself and pay between $200 and $500 for four hours of labour.
If you want to install a new sliding door and need to modify a wall, expect to pay between $1,400 and $4,000, including the door and professional labour.
There are different glass types based upon which the cost may vary. Such as:
- Low-E coated: $100 – $500
- Impact-resistant: $300 – $700
- High energy efficiency: $400 – $600
- Gas-filled: $400 – $600
- Textured: $500 – $1,000
- Tempered – $700 – $1,000
The price of sliding doors can change depending on their type or specialty. For example, if you want to install automatic sliding glass doors, it can cost between $1,000 and $3,500. It has openers that use optical, motion, or button-based sensors to activate the opening and closing mechanism. The sensors are usually mounted over the door or integrated right into the frame.
Soundproof sliding doors cost between $2,000 and $3,500 but can help reduce noise up to 75%, and it becomes tougher to break because of lamination.
Double-paned and four-panel sliding doors cost between $2,500 and $5,500.
How to Maintain Sliding Doors
If you want to enjoy the charming beauty of sliding glass doors, it is essential to check in on them now and then to make sure they are functioning correctly. For example, the screen door could sag or you could have issues with the door’s rollers. Whatever the problem, a little routine maintenance can help them last a long time.
Below is a list that you can follow to maintain your sliding doors.
1. Keep them clean
Always try to keep your glass doors clean. Create a routine to clean them once a week. That way, unattended stains in the corner won’t harm them. You can start by vacuuming the roller tracks at the bottom of the door. Remove as much dirt or grime as you can. You can use any cleaning solution with a non-abrasive cleaner and a brush with soft bristles to scrub the tracks. Mix equal parts cold water and white vinegar for stubborn stains and spray it over them. Keep it there for 5 to 10 minutes before cleaning.
2. Regularly check the door locking system and hardware
Check your sliding door for any operational difficulties or damage to its locks or hardware. If you do find a problem, contact the installers immediately as it is essential to maintain your home’s privacy and security.
3. Clean the dirt and grime
Dirt buildup can damage the functionality of the doors. With thorough cleaning, you can fix the problem of jamming or sticking. Use damp cloths to remove grime or small stones. Clean both the upper and lower tracks and rollers.
4. Lubricate the tracks regularly
Use lubricant to prevent rust in your sliding patio doors. First, clean the track properly; then apply the lubricant to avoid any dirt buildup.
5. Replace any malfunctioning components
The primary purpose of your sliding door is to glide smoothly and provide you with the required security. If it is taking an excessive amount of force to open or close, it is probably malfunctioning. Or, if it has frequent bumps on operating the sliding door, check to see if the lower roller wheels are damaged. For any problems, consult your glass door experts and ask if replacement is the best solution.
Why Shower Lagoon?
We all want the best for our homes, which is what Shower Lagoon swears by. We always try to provide you with the best services and will customize the perfect sliding glass doors for your home in Toronto. We provide:
- Emergency repair and replacement services
- Affordable pricing
- Guaranteed quality
- Flexible appointment scheduling
No matter what type of sliding door you want, Shower Lagoon can help. So book an appointment with our experts today at 1-905-265-1476 and let us install your new sliding glass door.