Home should be a place of relaxation, and space where you can reflect on the day, spend time with the people you love and enjoy life. Guardian Hurricane Sliding Glass Doors are perfect for homeowners who want to enhance their living space with a gorgeous view of the outdoors.
Regular use of sliding glass door usually needs regular maintenance as well, it’s not uncommon for parts to work loose, sending the door out of alignment. Apart from having a shifty door, you’re also faced with scratches to the areas around it, like the floor. To solve this, you’ll need to know the tips on how to keep a sliding glass door at its best.
A sliding glass door is usually considered a single unit consisting of two panel sections, one being fixed and one being operable. These doors are easiest to open and don’t have hinges at all instead it slides on tracks. Sliding-glass doors are usually used in rooms with decks or patios because their full-length glass panels are visually open to the great outdoors while providing easy access to the outside. These are few simple repairs and maintenance procedures to keep your sliding glass doors on a track.
Clean the Sliding Glass Door Track
Sliding glass doors slide horizontally. All too often, these big, troublesome door stubbornly resist opening, and getting outside becomes about as easy as dragging a refrigerator through a sandbox. The most common cause of a sticking sliding glass door is dust or debris in the lower track. Over time the sliding glass door track accumulates dirt and grime. This slows down your door considerably. This channel easily becomes clogged with dirt and leaves because people and pets walk over it whenever they go in or out. Use a toothbrush or wire brush to clean the inside of the sliding glass door track or use a cordless vacuum to clean the sliding-door tracks.
Lubricate the Sliding Glass Door Track
Cleaning and lubricating sliding-door tracks, it’s also good to lubricate the door lock. The best way to lubricate any lock is to disassemble it and use an aerosol lubricant to flush away dust and coat the moving parts of the lock. Apply a lubricant to both upper and lower tracks to keep the door hardware clean and operating freely. Make sure to wipe up any over-spray that lands on the floor. It will create quite a slippery surface
Adjust Sliding Glass Door Rollers for a Smoother Ride
Sometimes, sliding glass doors become hard to open even when the track is clean. In these cases, the problem is usually that the rollers at the bottom of the door have started to rub against the track. The rollers at the top can also wear down, lowering the bottom of the door so that it rubs on the track. Inside a standard sliding glass door, there are adjustable rollers that help it slide back and forth on the track. There are holes on your sliding glass door that conceal the adjusting screws to these rollers.
Most sliding doors have a mechanism called an adjusting screw located at the bottom of the door ends. Turning this screw raises or lowers the roller. Give the screw a clockwise turn and test to see whether the door slides easier. If the door becomes even harder to open, turn the screw in the opposite direction. After a bit of adjustment, the door should roll easily without rubbing on the bottom track.
Sliding glass doors are ideal for areas where floor space is restricted. At the same time, they allow natural light to move through the building.
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