Sliding doors are loved by many homeowners. Much like casement windows or any other type of window, it can easily fill your home with natural light and fresh air.
These benefits make them an essential part of any home design. However, it’s not uncommon to encounter some problems with sliding patio doors. It helps to familiarize yourself with these issues, but you should have an expert look into it as well.
Renewal by Andersen® of San Diego, a trusted expert in window replacement and patio doors, lists three of the most common issues with sliding patio doors and how they can be repaired.
Door Is Stuck
Debris buildup is typically the reason behind sliding doors that get stuck or refuse to glide. Regular cleaning can prevent this from happening. But in order to thoroughly get rid of the dirt, mud and hair along the track and in the groove, you should know your way around these components.
You’ll have to remove the door from the track so you might as well consider hiring a professional to get it done. This allows you to have an expert check for any damage to the rollers and ensures the proper reinstallation of your sliding door.
Door Is Not Aligned Properly
At some point, you may notice that your sliding door is no longer properly aligned on the tracks. Removing the door from the track would be necessary so that you can reinsert it and fix the alignment. Enlist the help of a professional so that you can safely and correctly put your door back in place.
If your weatherstripping is no longer doing its job, you have to replace it. Make sure to remove the staples and glue residue before installing the new weatherstripping. Double-check the orientation of the flap as well.
Renewal by Andersen of San Diego can help you find new patio doors and do the installation. Call us at (858) 935-8451, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We provide our services to homeowners in San Diego, CA, and the surrounding areas.