Sliding glass doors are a great way to bring in natural light and create an open, airy feel to your home. But with any type of door, there’s always the risk of it becoming damaged or malfunctioning over time. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most common reasons for needing glass sliding door repairs and what you can do to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
Worn Out Rollers
The most common reason for needing sliding door repairs is worn-out rollers. The rollers are responsible for guiding the door along its track and allowing it to slide open and close again smoothly. Over time, these rollers can wear out or become misaligned due to normal wear and tear. This can cause the sliding door to become noisy or difficult to open or close. If you notice that your sliding glass door is becoming harder to move than usual, you may need to have the rollers inspected and repaired.
Another common reason is misaligned tracks. Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate in the tracks, causing them to become worn out or misaligned. This can lead to your sliding glass door becoming stuck or difficult to move. To prevent this from happening, be sure to keep your tracks clean by regularly vacuuming them using the soft-bristled brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Additionally, check that all screws on the track are tightened properly so that they don’t come loose over time.
If you notice that your sliding glass door handle feels loose or isn’t working as well as it should be, then this could be an indication it needs repairing. Broken handles are usually caused by wear and tear due to frequent use over time. To help avoid this problem, try not to force your handle when opening or closing the door as this can damage it further—instead use gentle pressure when moving it back and forth across its track. Additionally, make sure that all screws are tightened periodically so they don’t come loose which could also lead to further problems with the handle.
Damaged Glass Panels
Glass panels on sliding doors are often prone to damage over time due to regular use and exposure to the elements. Damage can range from small chips or cracks in the glass panel or even more serious damage caused by impact or accidental breakage. If this happens, it’s best to have an expert assess the damage and replace any necessary glass panels so your door remains secure and functional.
Sliding glass doors are a great addition to any home but they do require regular maintenance to remain functioning properly over time. However, when something does go wrong with yours, rest assured knowing help is at hand from the professionals! At ASAP Glass our team is available 24/7 to deal with emergency glass sliding door repairs and replacements. To request a quote, contact us online or call us on 1300 734 584; we’ll have your sliding door back up and running in no time!