The glass door was once one of the most popular, and safest, options for window repairs, but many experts say that in recent years, glass doors have become a little bit too durable for some applications.
“Glass doors have evolved in a way that they are no longer considered the best option for window repair,” said Dan Schulman, director of Glass Door Repair, a company that offers custom glass door frames.
“People are getting tired of it and have a hard time keeping up with the technology.”
Schulmans company has been helping people get back on their feet by making custom frames and making them as durable as possible.
The company uses an alloy called titanium which has a hardness of about 6,000, but its non-toxic nature makes it a good choice for glass door repairs, he said.
But other manufacturers are taking a different approach.
“The only glass door frame we recommend is a tempered glass door that’s at least 2,000 pounds [1,700 kilograms] and up,” said Andrew Wessel, vice president of brand and design at GDS.
“That’s a really good price point.”
And many glass door companies are selling their frames online and in brick and mortar stores.
But while there’s a wide variety of options, you may not be able to find the perfect frame for your application.
“There’s a lot of variation out there and there are a lot more things you can do to get a better frame, and there’s even a glass door company that’s trying to do it right,” said Schulmen.
If you do want to repair glass doors, there are plenty of options out there. “
But there’s still a lot out there to be done.”
If you do want to repair glass doors, there are plenty of options out there.
“If you are looking to upgrade from a regular glass door to one that’s more durable and is going to last for a long time, then a tempered window frame is a good option,” said Wessel.
“I’ve heard from customers who’ve had their glass doors replaced by these glass doors and they’ve had it replaced with a tempered door.
It’s really a great option for windows.”
If your window needs repair, glass door professionals are also quick to offer tips and tricks.
“You can go in and just ask them to show you how to do the work yourself, and they can give you tips and ideas on how to get the job done,” said Schlitterbahn.
If you need to get glass door repaired yourself, be sure to check out our guide to getting the best glass door for your window.