Sliding patio doors help create a seamless connection between your indoors and outdoors. With their sleek frames and expansive glass areas, these fixtures can provide a wide scenic view, let sunlight in to brighten up your space and impart a modern touch to your interior.
While not as tedious as, say, roof maintenance, your sliding patio doors also require thorough inspections and subsequent repair. In today’s article, we provide tips on how to fix your sticking sliding patio doors.
Clean the Tracks
Dust and dirt can accumulate on the horizontal tracks of sliding doors. For this, use a vacuum cleaner to remove any loose debris. Then, scrub stubborn dirt using an old toothbrush, making sure to cover even hard-to-reach parts. Once loose, use the vacuum again, and then wipe the tracks clean with a wet cloth or sponge. In between these steps, be sure to open and close the door panels to check if they no longer stick.
Lubricate the Doors
Our door pros recommend using a silicone-based lubricant to help the doors operate more smoothly. Move the doors back and forth after spraying so that the lubricant can cover the length of the tracks. With this, sliding patio doors can operate without attracting dust and dirt.
Adjust the Rollers
Check for holes at the bottom of the door panels that are covered by plastic plugs. Remove these plugs, and, with a screwdriver, tighten and loosen the roller height. Make small adjustments, and perform tests until you are satisfied with how the doors glide through the tracks.
1-800-RITE-ROOF is more than just your local roofing contractor. We also work on your other home improvement needs, including window and door installations. We offer high-quality vinyl patio doors from ViWinTech®. These products are designed to provide lasting energy savings and comfort while enhancing the value of your home.