How to Weatherproof A Sliding Glass Door
Install Weather Stripping
If you want to get rid of energy leaks and are perfectly weatherproof a sliding glass door, weatherstripping is one of the best means to achieve this. To reduce the energy lost through your sliding glass door, install the seal type weather stripping or brush fin between the sliding doors. Different varieties of weatherstripping:
Synthetic brush filaments used in brush fin and fin are essential in restricting the flow of air in the space between the sliding doors. The brush of the fin seal has a Mylar ridge, which further aids in sealing.
Install Plastic Window Kits
Shrinkwrap is a polymer plastic that shrinks on exposure to heat. This is the idea behind the use of window insulation kits. You will cut plastic sheets that fit your door, then paste and hold them on the door frame using double-sided tape. Heating the surface with a drier will lead to the shrinking and tightening of the plastic. This way, it forms a barrier that is very energy efficient.
Use Second Barrier
Create a physical second barrier between you and cold and inclement weather: install heavy curtains over sliding glass doors or install storm doors on the outside, such as:
- Insulated curtains
- Cellular blinds
- Blackout drapes
Even regular curtains will prevent cold air from entering your home, but insulated curtains are absolutely optimal in cost and function.
It is very important to keep the condition of your sliding doors and the area around your sliding glass doors in good condition by constantly taking care of the condition by installing new weatherstripping, caulking gaps and vacuuming paths.
If you have questions about sliding glass doors or other ideas on how to keep your home warm in the winter, email us. We at CSG Renovation are always ready to help!