Sliding glass doors can conduct heat or cold in and out of your home and cause your energy bills to surge. The best way to address this problem is to replace your doors with low-e glass that prevents this transfer of energy. But if this option is too costly or just not viable for you, consider the following affordable ways to weatherproof your sliding doors.
- Regularly vacuum the tracks of your sliding glass door. Even small debris can raise your glass panels and cause heat to escape or enter your home.
- Install compression strips that seal in the channels and sash of your sliding glass door.
- Weather-strip your sliding glass door to help reduce energy loss.
- Install a plastic window insulation kit to reduce drafts in your sliding glass door.