Ideas for Sliding Glass Door Replacements Whether you are involved in new construction or a renovation, replacing sliding glass doors can be perplexing. As a knowledgeable sliding glass door contractor, A-1 On Track has done many installations and repairs over the years. Here is an overview of the benefits and disadvantages of each type of door:  Wood doors have a rich, warm appearance and come in a variety of finishes and colors. But wood can warp or fade in sunlight, requires some upkeep and ranks low on the ability to insulate. Vinyl doors can crack or peel but they are energy efficient, less expensive than wood and can withstand a lot of punishment. Aluminum doors are light and can be dented, something to consider with a lot of foot traffic. They also resist corrosion and cost less than wood. Fiberglass doors are also priced lower than wood doors but can be made to look like wood. Insulation properties are good and maintenance is minimal. Steel doors … [Read more...]