Metal patio door frame
This is a very small question… I face the need to deal with 2 broken seal glass segments (basically, all of the glass) of the patio door. These can be replaced with 2 low-e coated glass for about ~$600. But then, would continuing with the metal patio frame be a big liability? A year ago I replaced the outdoor framing around the patio door and in the process we added some foam sealant around the metal frame. It has improved things; there is less infiltration, but some sections of this metal frame still had a bit of “frost” forming on them on the inside in the very cold of winter. Does it mean that I still have some air pockets next to the frame that allow the cold to permeate to the house or is it a feature of the metal door itself? (Well, metal is conductive, who the hell came up with the idea of making metal frame doors?). Replacing the whole door with standard compatible to my other upgrades would cost about $2,500, so it is a bit steep).
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