patio door

Old 09-20-05, 03:51 PM
heather leahey
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patio door

The stationary sash on my slider door has rotted out at the bottom and i would like to know if i can replace just the door? i would need to know how to find a replacement window to replace the existing one. i have read many sites on how to replace the whole frame and windows so i understand how to put in the window. if i have to i will replace the whole thing but it seems a waste when the existing frame and sill are in fine condition.
Old 09-20-05, 04:20 PM
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Hi Heather, welcome to the forum...

I have no thoughts on where you might buy the new glass/sash for your sliding door - try a local glass company - they're usually pretty good at finding such items. I have had some experience buying glass panels in the past and have found them to be outrageously priced from my local suppliers. Due to that, plus my personal preferences, I've always replaced sliding glass patio doors with steel framed french doors for about $300.00. I've paid that much for a glass panel alone.....

Just a thought...
Old 09-20-05, 04:53 PM
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You can replace just the stationary sash IF (and that's a BIG "IF") you know the mfgr. of the door. Nobody else's sash is going to fit into the frame.

Replace the ENTIRE door would be my suggestion. The cost will be about the same, and now you can upgrade to low-E or low-E squared glass and realize a savings on your utility bill, or at least the room will feel more comfortable.
Old 09-22-05, 11:30 PM
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Sometimes replacing stationary sashes can be a pain, mainly cause they usually never seal the same around the frame. Depending on cost, sometimes it's best to do a whole new door. If you are to replace the sash make sure to take your visible glass measurements and sash measurements to ensure proper fitment.

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