4 Common Sliding Door Repairs

4 Common Sliding Door Repairs
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    Is your home sliding door or screen not working properly?

    Do you find yourself using two hands to open and close the door?

    Read on about common sliding door repairs.


1: Dirty or Kaput Rollers

Rollers are installed on either side of a sliding door (or underneath the doors) that allow sliding doors to move effortlessly. If the door stalls out and/or should be pushed against to move, you should check the rollers for wear and depree.

Messy rollers can have different things in them—leaves, sticks, soil—that hinders the sliding mechanism. They should be cleaned to have the capacity to move again without stalling out on the track or against each other. If they have cracks or bends, the homeowner will require new rollers. This is expecially true for sliding doors with metal rollers that rust over time.

2: Wheels Out of Regulation

In the event that the rollers holding the sliding door bounce out of the track, the entire door will move out of alignment. This will make it difficult to open or close. A typical explanation behind this is the screws holding the rollers against the track are out of place.

They can become loose or fall out over time. Homeowners should fasten them back or supplant the missing ones. Also consider splashing some ointment on the rollers to enable them to move effortlessly.

3: Bent Track

Bent tracks can make the rollers bounce off-track. Bent tracks can be either internal or outward that will keep the door from moving the entire distance on the track. Internal curve, towards the floor, can be amended with vise grips or pliers by pulling the bend back into rest.

Outward bend will require pincers or hammer to repair it by driving it down. In the event that a property holder places something on the outward curve, it will be simpler for the hammer to hit that point and drive the bend once more into the right spot. Make sure to tap tenderly to avoid hitting the window.

4: Broken Glass

Broken seals, climate, bugs and even a thief can crack or break glass. Replacing a sheet in a sliding door can be difficult because it requires breaking the seal around a window sheet, removing out the glass shards left finished and afterward introducing another sheet. This is a project that can cause damage to the door if not done properly.

Homeowners ought to consider employing a door expert to repair broken glass.


For any sliding door repairs, homeowners ought to decide whether to repair it themselves or contract an expert. While a DIY project may save cash, some of these repairs not done properly could result in expensive additional repairs. Experts know how to settle doors legitimately with their understanding and tool that may save money and troubles down the road.

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