Insulating a Sliding Glass Door?

So, I have a sliding glass door to my backyard from my bedroom. This door shuts almost completely, but there is a visible gap towards the bottom of the door. At its widest point, its about half of an inch. This wouldn’t be a big problem, except for the fact that I live in Buffalo and it’s already starting to get in the 40s here. How should I go about fixing this gap? I’m not exactly the biggest handyman, but I was thinking using cauck or something to put there. Also, any suggestions on insulating these windows/glass doors for the winter? Thanks!

  1. FallingMoon
    on November 30th, -0001

    your wheels are out of alignment, or one has gone bad. if you can, take out sliding door and get a look at the wheels. your looking for a flat spot probably on the one near the wall. these are easily replaced. you can take it to diy store or window/glass shop if it is a rare one. if it is not bad and still spins etc.. they are adjustable. either from the edge or the side on bottom rail. you’ll need either phiips or flat screwdriver depending on style. you need to raise the wheel that will close the gap in lower edge of door to frame. also, they do make nice storms for patio doors

  2. Chips
    on November 30th, -0001

    They make storm doors for sliding doors.

  3. BloodFlower
    on November 30th, -0001

    You may want to adjust the hang of your door so that it fits square with the jamb when it is shut. This will close up your crack at the bottom. Look on top of the door in the slide track, and also at the bottom for adjustment screws to lower the rear of your door and level it out.

  4. TheProposal
    on November 30th, -0001

    When ever I have seen the Bills play a home game in December I have considered myself lucky to not be living there. The way you have described the problem it seems to me that the door jam at the bottom needs attention. If you aren’t handy as you say, then I would suggest that you find about three different handy men that give free estaments to look at it. An opening of half an inch will put a small snow drift in your bedroom. No joke!.

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Insulating a Sliding Glass Door?

So, I have a sliding glass door to my backyard from my bedroom. This door shuts almost completely, but there is a visible gap towards the bottom of the door. At its widest point, its about half of an inch. This wouldn’t be a big problem, except for the fact that I live in Buffalo and it’s already starting to get in the 40s here. How should I go about fixing this gap? I’m not exactly the biggest handyman, but I was thinking using cauck or something to put there. Also, any suggestions on insulating these windows/glass doors for the winter? Thanks!

  1. BlindPoet
    on November 30th, -0001

    Sound like your door is out of adjustment. Check out this web site.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_114817_tune-slid

  2. AgeingNature
    on November 30th, -0001

    Look at the bottom and the top ends of the outside doors, there should be screws that will turn, probably frozen with junk, but, a little wd-40 then screw them to adjust, up or down.

    Put some plastic over the one that doesn’t open for the winter. Seal it.

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