Sliding doors may seem like a low-maintenance home fixture, but without proper attention, your sliding patio door will quickly lose functionality. There are some common problems that can plague sliding doors over time. Read below to find solutions if these issues ever happen to your doors.
Wont Properly Slide
The most obvious problem that you may notice is that your sliding door doesn’t properly slide. After all, its function is in its name. There are two areas to examine if you are having sliding problems: the track and the rollers. Remove your sliding door from its track, and make sure that the track is clean of dirt and debris. Once the track is clean, lubricate it. If you clean your track regularly, choose a petroleum-based lubricant. If you prefer a more lenient cleaning schedule, choose a silicone-based lubricant. Petroleum-based lubricants work better, but they require more maintenance than silicone-based lubricants.
After you have cleaned your sliding door’s track, check the rollers for damage or dirt. Damaged rollers will need to be replaced, but dirty rollers will only need to be cleaned with alcohol. Once you have fixed any problems with the rollers, reinstall your door. It should be sliding like new in no time at all.
Bumped Off The Track
Another common problem is a sliding door that gets constantly bumped off the track. If this is not an everyday occurrence, simply remove the sliding door from its track, insert the rollers properly into the track, and then walk the sliding door down the track until the door closes. If you face this problem often, you may need to tighten the adjustment screws at the top of the screen door.
Damage To the Screen or Glass
Finally, you may have to deal with damage to your screen or glass. While screens can be simple to replace, if you have a shattered glass door, you will most likely need to contact a door company to replace your glass pane. If you have custom doors installed, it will be difficult to properly install a new pane.
If you need replacement sliding doors in your home, contact Window World TX. Our highly-trained staff of professionals will help you find the perfect fit for your space.