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Repairing Acorn Doorwal screens

A home owner from Algonac, MI says:
Hello,

I have Acorn Dorwal's, 2 of them. Both are difficult to move and the screens don't shut all the way. Additionally, 2 of the IGU's are leaking. I am a do it yourself'r and would like to get parts including the appropriate IGU's. From what I see these units can be completely disassembled and I did watch some U-tube vids on replacing IGU's.

1. If you were me, would you do these repairs yourself?
2. What do I grease the rails with to make for a smoother slide?
3. Do you provide IGU's shipped to Algonac MI?
4. How do I measure so the proper IGU is ordered?

Thank you for your attention!

Do it yourself Dan
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Hello, Dan! The company that made your doors has been out of business for many years now. So my question to you is, what is the condition of the doors? If they are good, we have a couple replacement rollers for you to consider (I've associated a few on the right hand side of this page), as well as your 75-077 track lubricant which would also help.

Another thought is, seeing as how you're in Michigan, do they keep the house warm enough? If so, you can order the glass locally at a glass shop. You would need to take the door apart to get the correct size and thickness of the glass, but your glass shop may also be able to help with that.

If not, it may be worth it to simply buy a new complete new door set. Since the energy crises, new doors are made with better weatherstripping to combat the cold.
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