Glass door saggers are the major cause of door failure in Australia.
The issue is particularly severe for new homes, where it can cause serious damage and even require the removal of the front door.
However, glass door manufacturers are taking steps to reduce the damage.
They have started developing new, low-slung, flexible glass door frames to reduce glass sagging.
The frames are designed to improve the stability of the door frame, and are expected to be available in 2017.
The industry is hoping the new frames will reduce the amount of damage that occurs during the installation.
“We’ve also been working with industry groups to get people to install glass door panels with a longer lifespan and lower price tag,” Mr Mitchell said.
“There’s no question that the panels are going to make the door a better home.”
He said there were about 700,000 homes in Australia that were using glass doorframes, but it would be an area where the industry could work with the consumer to provide more flexible solutions.
“One of the issues with the existing panels is that they can easily flex and become loose, which leads to damage and loss of stability,” he said.
The new panels are designed for new houses, where they can be easily removed and replaced.
They are also expected to provide a cost reduction, as they are lower quality and can’t be easily replaced.
However there are also some who are concerned the new panels will be harder to install.
“If we’ve got the panels installed at the beginning of the year, then we’ll be installing them for the rest of the decade,” he says.
The company’s glass door solutions are designed so that the new frame can be attached by hand.
The panels are also made with a flexible adhesive which can be applied to the panel to provide extra strength and stability.
The adhesive is meant to be used for a period of five years, meaning it will not be replaced by any other adhesive once it has been used.
The material used to make these panels is known as flexible-stretch glass.
The glass is then stretched over a flexible frame that can be stretched, flexed and stretched again, before the panel is removed.
“It’s a great way of protecting the home,” Mr Morrison said.
However some homeowners are concerned about the safety of the flexible-stripped panels.
“I think that they are probably a bit too flexible,” Mr Moore said.
He said the flexible panels could also flex if they are not properly installed.
“They might break if you don’t tighten them up very well,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“You’ve got to be careful not to put a bit of force into the panel.”
Some people have also expressed concern about the durability of the panels.
The manufacturer, Gilderglass, has also developed a new, lower-sliding glass door frame.
“Our new lower-sided glass door panel has been tested by more than 20,000 homeowners, and it’s held up remarkably well over the last 10 years,” Mr Anderson said.
Gilders glass door technology was developed in collaboration with the Queensland government.
The Queensland Government has allocated $40 million over the next four years to help build a $500 million Queensland glass wall to protect the state’s roads and infrastructure.
Mr Anderson says the company has also applied for a National Lottery grant to develop a low-risk project to help secure more funding for the project.
“The cost of the project is going to be about $400 million,” he explains.
The project has already received about $50 million from the state government, but Mr Anderson expects that number to increase as the project progresses.
“All of the Queensland Government money has been directed towards this project,” he explained.
“In the next few months we’re going to go through the whole project application process, and if we get approved we will go into production.”