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Question DetailsAsked on 2/3/2015

how do we locate the manufacturer on our sliding glass doors?

We need to replace the moveable panel on our sliding glass doors. Can't locate anything that lets us know who the manufacturer is. Any ideas....

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Sometimes on a small decal on the glass - though be sure tht does not come up on google as just the glass manufacturer. I have seen some like Hurd stamped into the inner face (between glass panes) of the aluminum wrap around the sealed glass unit. Sometimes sticker or stamped/printed on edge of frame like near the latch, though that is commonly done on top or bottom so it does not show, so you have to tilt the door out to find it. In a great many cases, was on a removeable sticker on the glass which was thrown away at installation.


When you say replace moveable panel, perhaps I can save you. Rarely does the whole door unit (assuming that is what you mean by moveable panel) need replacement, unless wood and pretty rotten. Frame pieces can commonly be custom made or replaced with similar pieces by a custom door company that does door rehabs, or by a glass replacement company - especially with aluminum doors Those type companies, whenn they come out to look at your issue to give you an estimate/bid, might recognize it too, especially if original equipment in a tract home so a lot of same unit were put in around your area. You might have to go through a few to find one who recognizes the unit or can come up with compatible parts.


Might not hurt to ask a few neighbors who are friends if they have same model and happen to know who made it.


Wheels and latches and tracks and such are almost always easily replaceable with aftermarket replacement parts from Home Depot or Ace Hardware or other sources. Glass units can be replaced by a glass replacement company in almost any door, except for a few of the lower-priced fiberglass and vinyl units where they actually permanently seal them into the frame material during fabrication.


If entire sliding door needs replacement due to physical damage, commonly a similar door unit could be put in, using new track if different design, though at that point if they cannot find a close match thAt fits easy you might be getting close to the cost of a whole new complete unit.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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