Damaged sliding glass doors should be repaired as quickly as possible to ensure the safety of your home. Learn what you can do to improve a sliding door on your own, and when a repair or replacement for your glass sliding door is necessary.
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How to Repair a Sliding Glass Door
If your sliding door doesn’t roll smoothly along the bottom of the door, there are some do-it-yourself tips that may solve the issue easily.
Tightening or loosening the adjusting screws at the bottom metal frame of the door may help the rollers perform better. Try either option, and test the door to see if it slides more easily.
If the sliding glass door is still hard to open, try cleaning the bottom track where the door is getting stuck. You can remove any dirt and debris that may be causing the issue.
If neither of these tricks improve the function of your sliding glass door, replacing the rollers may be the next step and involves removing the door from its track.
Although repairing a sliding glass door can be a DIY job, calling in a professional for help is the best option once the glass door has to be removed from its frame. It can be both difficult and dangerous to handle large pieces of glass like those typically found in sliding patio doors. If you want to ensure the quality and durability of your doors and avoid additional costs, call on certified glass professionals to make it easy for you.
Regardless if you have broken glass or rollers that are misaligned with their tracks, here’s how a professional will repair your sliding glass doors:
Before any repair or replacement steps are taken, protective gear will be put on to avoid injury.
Over time, dirt, exposure to the elements and hard use can turn sliding doors into sticking doors. To solve this issue, the track will be cleaned with soap and warm water, so the rollers can be properly examined.
After all debris is cleared from underneath the sliding glass doors, the trim—also known as the mull—will be pulled away from around the glass. This step is important in the extraction of the door.
Once the trim is removed, an expert will carefully extract the glass door from its frame, lying it gently on the floor.
If you need a replacement, measurements will be taken to calculate the size of the glass you need. If a repair is necessary, a specialist will clear away any broken glass and inject a resin into the glass panel.
Lastly, the glass doors will be installed and the trim will be pushed back into place.
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