Rust and Corrosion for That Sliding Glass Patio Door Can Mean a Lot

victorian-patio-doorThe sliding glass patio door of your home that leads out onto a patio or deck may be considerably old. Perhaps your home is about 30 years old and, as far as you know, the windows and doors have never been replaced in it. You purchased the home a few years ago for a good deal, knowing you’d have to do at least some work to improve the quality and condition of it.

One issue that could be causing problems for you is the rust and corrosion along that sliding glass patio door. It may seem like a minor inconvenience because it requires a lot more strength to open and close the door, but it can actually be a sign of other issues that need to be addressed.

Rust and corrosion.

Basically, rust and corrosion develops over time, usually by the introduction of moisture in the air. The moisture that is causing rust or corrosion along the sliding glass patio door could very well be internal, something that was caused by the previous owner of the house. However, it could also be due to leaks or other problems with the sliding glass patio door.

If the seal between the panes of glass in the door has failed, it could lead to moisture building up in the glass, especially on those frigid winter nights. When that moisture trickles down along the glass, it can collect along the bottom portion of the track and, ultimately lead to rust and corrosion.

If you’re noticing rust and corrosion on the sliding glass patio door of your house, it’s likely there are issues with other windows and entry doors as well. That means now is the time to begin thinking about budgeting for replacement windows and entry doors.

Contact Platinum Windows and Doors to have an experienced expert come out and assess the conditions of your windows and doors and give you a straightforward determination about whether it’s truly past time to get these replaced and what risks you’ll be facing if you don’t.