which is best alternative?


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Old 06-28-11, 07:51 AM
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which is best alternative?

We have several 8' sliding glass doors. Two have lost their seal. Glasses are foggy.

I've heard there are places to re-seal them.

Is replacement or re-sealing best -- economically.... How about other considerations?
 
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Old 06-28-11, 08:07 AM
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If they are still in good shape except for the fogginess, I'd have them reglazed by a glass shop (not resealed..that can't be done). Good quality 8' sliders are going to be expensive to buy and install.

A glass shop will come and take the panels out, cover the openings, measure and order new insulated glass to whatever specs you want (coatings, tint, gas filled), install the glass and reinstall the panels.

Won't be cheap, but you could probably save quite a bit if you do the removal, deliver to them, then pickup and re-install. You'll have to figure a way to block off the door in the meantime.
 
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Old 06-28-11, 08:35 AM
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Good thoughts on how I can save money.

I didn't know you can't re-seal. The eliminates that as alternative.

Thanks.
 
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Old 06-28-11, 08:48 AM
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There are companies out there that supposedly can drill a little hole or two in the glass and somehow remove moisture then plug the holes...but I wouldn't put much faith in that...since it doesn't address the problem of bad seals.
 
 

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