Sturdy Home Improvement is the leading choice for roof replacement and home remodeling projects in our local area because of our superior products, many years of experience and great customer service. We have completed over 3000 jobs and we have a reputation for getting the job done on time. In today’s article, we will give you patio door maintenance tips to help you keep your patio door in good condition.
The Importance of Sliding Door Maintenance
It’s important to keep your patio door in good condition because a poorly maintained patio door can affect your home’s energy efficiency and indoor comfort. A patio door that doesn’t close properly will let in drafts which can make your room uncomfortable. It can also make you pay higher energy bills than you should. A poorly maintained patio door can also be a security issue.
Sliding Door Maintenance Tips
The first thing you should check is your patio door’s track. You shouldn’t have to force a sliding patio door to get it to move along its track. A sliding door should move easily enough for you to open with one hand. Dirty rollers are the primary reason sliding doors get stuck. Mud, debris and dirt can clog the rollers underneath the door.
As a home additions and sliding doors expert, we recommend using a brush attachment to clean the sliding door tracks every time you vacuum your floors. Regularly apply a lubricant to the tracks to keep the door operating freely.
If the door is still hard to open, then it probably means that there’s a problem with the door’s rollers. Many sliding doors have adjusting screws located at the bottom of the door ends. Turning these screws lowers or raises the roller. Use the adjusting screws and check if the door is easier to operate. If this fails, then you’ll have to remove the door from the frame to get access to the rollers. Clean and lubricate the rollers. Replace them if they are worn, bent or cracked.
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