Sliding Glass Door Installation by Ricochet Construction
Ricochet Construction is recognized as a Dallas-area leader in all forms of construction and remodeling for homes, multi-family rental properties, large apartment communities, and condominiums. We cover a wide range of services, and our construction and repair expertise comes from years of working directly with Texas residents and rental owners. In this article we will cover some of the major issues that crop up when dealing with installing sliding glass doors in both homes and large scale multi-family communities.
Why Choose Sliding Glass Doors?
Sliding glass is one of the most popular forms of doors for modern homeowners and multifamily communities, for many varied reasons. Since the doors are primarily made of glass, they offer abundant light to pass into your home, brightening up spaces that would seems small and dark without natural light. Sliding glass doors also allow the easiest and widest views into the world outside the home, allowing you to appreciate landscaping and nature without having to leave your home.
Sliding glass is also considered one of the most attractive door options, they have a clean, crisp, modern appeal, and greatly add to the aesthetics of a space (which helps to explain why they’re so popular with home builders and designers).
Sliding doors also have structural advantages over traditional doors, such as not requiring extra space in order to open or close, allowing homeowners to decorate the entire area around them without impinging on the door’s main functionality. For all of these reasons, as well as your own personal preferences for how they they look as part of your home’s larger aesthetic, sliding glass is a strong choice for both homeowners and multi-family managers.
Types of Sliding Glass Doors to Choose
Even though all sliding glass doors operate on the same basic structure of a sliding pane on a track system, there is a wide variety of styles and considerations when choosing exactly what type of door you want for your home, office, or multi-family community. A classic “full pane” style of door will allow for the greatest visibility to the outside, and is what most people think of when they consider sliding glass doors. There are also, however, more contemporary styles, with varying pane designs, that more resemble French doors. They come in different patterns, and even different textures, for a varied look and feel. And, of course, a screen can be added to many sliding glass doors, allowing for more airflow without allowing insects into your home. It is important to research the options so that you really see everything a sliding glass door structure might offer you.
Issues in Installing Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors can be particularly tricky to get just right during the installation process. Many issues arise, including whether the floor is level, how to set the framing to allow easy movement, and how to ensure that the structure itself is strong enough so that heavier-glass doors don’t subside or warp over time. Careful use of shims, and expert application of caulking, will go a long way to making sure your glass door slides easily and smoothly, and that the frame is well-sealed so that it doesn’t develop leaks over time.
At Ricochet, we make sure that every installation we do is done right. This means putting out the effort it takes to deal with irregular issues that come up, and never moving onto the next step until we’re sure everything is set exactly as it should be so that problems don’t occur ten years from now that were set in motion during the original installation.
Ricochet Does All Forms of Sliding Glass Door Installation and Repair
To review, at Ricochet Construction, we handle both multi-family homes and large scale work on apartment and condo communities in the Dallas metropolitan area. We are well-equipped and fully experienced in all forms of sliding glass door installation and repair, and can inspect your properties and advise you on exactly what you need, and how long the work should take. We have contracted with numerous homeowners, rental owners, and HOA’s, and can supply a long list of satisfied customers to give references as to the quality, timeliness, and professionalism of our work. Contact us any time to find out more!