Broken Glass in Sliding Glass Door

Old 06-22-06, 12:38 PM
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Broken Glass in Sliding Glass Door

I accidently broke the outside glass of a double paned sliding glass door - the moving half not the fixed part of the door. I was wondering if people usually fix the glass itself on the door or get an entirely new sliding door (the moving half only of course)? I wasn't sure if once the "seal" of the double pane is broken if that can be repaired effectively or if it's best to get an entire replacement door. And any idea on what each of these options might cost (I'm in northern VA) would be helpful. If a door replacement is needed how difficult is it to remove the old moving half and install the new one yourself?

We're also considering a third option of replacing the sliding glass door with french doors so any thoughts/costs on that would be appreciated as well.

Old 06-22-06, 02:52 PM
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If you call one of your local glass companies, they will be able to give you an estimate on replacing the tempered IGU in the operating panel of your sliding glass door. I'd guess it would be in the neighborhood of $250-$300 installed.
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Broken Glass in Sliding Glass Door

I had the glass unit (insulating glass) of a sliding section of a door replaced for about $240 one year ago. Even though it was over-sized(25 year old true 6'), they had it on the service truck.

Relacement took about 15 minutes including removing the door, cleaning the wheels and tracks and re-adjusting.


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