Sliding Door Repair and Installation in the Tampa Bay Area – Call 813-812-4947
It happens when you least expect it. The gardener is running the edger and SMASH, there goes the glass in the sliding glass door! Don't panic.
Slides Rite Sliding Door Repair stocks standard size single pane glass and can respond quickly. If custom size glass is required, we can do that too.
While we are there changing out the broken glass, ask the technician about changing the rollers in your patio door. It's a good opportunity to save money on a roller replacement. The tech is already there and the panel is already out. This will save you money in the long run.
What causes foggy glass in my sliding glass door? Foggy glass is all too common in older sliding glass doors with dual pane glass units.
Dual pane glass units are made up of two single pane pieces of glass with a spacer between them and then the unit is sealed up with rubberized sealant.
When the seal is broken or damaged, moisture finds its way between the two pieces of glass and forms condensation. The condensation results in foggy, cloudy glass that's ugly and hard to see through. Replacing the glass in the sliding door is the only option.
Slides Rite Sliding Door replaces foggy, cloudy glass. Call us today!
Called the "Bullseye" in the glass industry. Usually caused by a flying rock from an edger, lawn mower, weed eater or a neighbor's BB gun.
It's likely that this sliding door is not safety glass. If it was, it would have shattered into little pieces. This glass is very dangerous as it could break into large shards and cause serious injury or even death.
This sliding door glass should be replaced as soon as possible. Keep your home safe for guests and loved ones.
Call us today for a quote.
When it comes time to replace that broken piece of glass in your sliding door, it's helpful to know if it's single pane or dual pane.
If the broken door glass was single pane, there will be no glass left in the door frame at all. If it was dual pane glass, more than likely there will still be one piece of glass left standing in the frame. It is rare that both pieces of the dual pane unit break at the same time. If one piece of glass is broken in a dual pane unit, the entire unit will need to be replaced.
Here are several dual pane units that will soon be replacing foggy glass in three sliding glass doors. Here you can see the sealant around the edges of these dual pane units.
As mentioned in the section "Foggy Sliding Door Glass," the units are made up of two single pieces of glass with a spacer between them. The black rubbery-looking material you see here is the sealant.
Safety glass is glass with additional safety features that make it less likely to break, or less likely to pose a threat when broken.
Common designs include tempered glass, laminated glass and wire mesh glass, also known as wired glass. In the United States, since 1977 federal law has required safety glass located within all openings designed for human passage. That includes sliding door glass, shower glass and tub enclosure glass.
Note the glass is broken into very small practically harmless pieces. Slides Rite Sliding Door repair replaces broken patio door glass with safety glass wherever it is required by law.
For the most part patio door glass is broken down into 5 categories: raw glass, safety glass, dual pane, single pane and impact glass.
Raw glass has not been tempered and is not safety glass. Raw glass was used in sliding glass doors prior to 1977 and breaks into large shards and is very dangerous. When safety tempered glass breaks, it shatters. Safety glass shatters into little tiny pieces as seen here.
Impact glass is also available for sliding doors and is found in the newer hurricane impact rated doors and windows. Impact glass is usually laminated. Laminated glass is made up of two pieces of glass with a safety interlayer between them which keeps the glass bonded even when broken.
When it comes to patio door glass, Slides Rite Sliding Door Repair and Installation can handle all of your sliding glass door glass needs.
We strive to be in constant communication with our customers until the job is done.
For emergency service, please contact us by phone. We look forward to serving you!
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813-812-4947 Areas Served Tampa Bay Lutz, FL Brandon, FL St. Petersburg, FL Largo, FL Clearwater, FL Palm Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL
Complete Sliding Door Repair and installation services for patio doors, sliding closet doors, accordion doors, pocket doors, pet doors and hurricane protection shutters. Serving the greater Tampa Bay Area – Tampa, Lutz, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater, Palm Harbor and New Port Richey, FL. Call 813-812-4947 today!