My patio door glass has smashed. Do I need a new door?

You’ve mowed the lawn; a stone goes flying… BANG

You’ve moved your chair out from under the dining room table, and it falls backwards… CRACK

You’ve realised your running late, frantically ran around the house closing the various windows and finally the patio door (a little too hard) … SMASH

There is a long list of situations which result in the glass inside your patio door glass smashing, but when it happens you only want one outcome and that's to get it fixed.

This article aims to help you do just that.

Do I need a new door, or can it be saved?

As with most accidents in the home, they are very rarely budgeted for, and so the most cost-effective solution is often required.

Luckily, the remedy to a patio door glass unit becoming smashed or cracked is one which can be completed without the need to replace the entire patio door.

In short, no you will not need a new patio door. This is the case for UPVC and aluminium doors, no matter what age your door is.

As long as the door frame is not adversely damaged, the smashed on cracked glass unit can be removed, all glass cleaned away and a brand-new glass sealed unit installed in the original frame.

No mess, no hassle, no redecorating!

How much does it cost?

The next question is at what this cost will. The glass used will influence this, for example, older frames may have relatively basic glass however newer patio door systems may have thermal coatings or solar tints which will increase the price.

An accurate price range would be £380 - £760 (inc VAT). For this price the works should include a quotation visit the obtain the sizes, the supply of the new glass, the removal of the old and of course the installation of the new. Reputable companies will of course always take away the old glass and debris

The process is quick, efficient and involves little to no mess in your home, making this repair the most pain free way to getting your patio door back to full working order.

In summary…

We hope the above has been useful for you in understanding the reasons behind a stiff patio door and most importantly, how it can be repaired over replaced.

If you have any further questions about sliding patio door glass and repairs or wish to speak to a member of the team then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01455 850282 or shoot us and email!

We look forward to helping you soon, and remember - Why Replace... We Repair...