As with most exterior components that are exposed to the elements and see frequent use, sliding patio doors may start developing operational issues. Fortunately, preventing these problems and ensuring continued performance isn’t as daunting as you might think. Renewal by Andersen®️ of Denver, your premier expert in door and window replacement, shares some handy maintenance tips.
- Clear accumulated grime from the roller tracks. Sliding patio doors are prone to jamming or sticking because of dirt buildup. You can fix this with a thorough cleaning. Run a damp cloth along the upper and lower tracks and rollers to remove the grime. You can also use a toothbrush to scrub off more persistent dirt. You might also find small stones and other loose debris in the tracks that can hinder the doors’ performance. Use a vacuum to remove them.
- Lubricate the tracks regularly. To prevent rust in your sliding patio doors, make sure to apply lubricant to the tracks routinely. But you’ll want to check the rollers first. If there are frequent bumps as you operate the sliding door, perhaps one or two of the lower roller wheels are damaged. You should consider consulting an expert in door and window replacement like Renewal by Andersen®️ of Denver for the appropriate solution.
- Handle the sliding glass patio doors carefully. You don’t want to push your door unit too hard because the impact can seriously damage the glass area or the tracks. It also pays to clean their glass area at least once a week to prevent hard-to-remove stains.
- Check the locking system and hardware. Any signs of damage or operational difficulties in your doors’ locks and hardware will need prompt dealing with. This way, your door can continue its good performance, while maintaining your home’s safety and security.
If your current sliding patio doors have sustained damage and display issues more serious than the occasional jamming, turn only to Renewal by Andersen®️ of Denver for a comprehensive checkup. It might be time for a new door–and we can help you with this. We are not just your go-to company for excellent replacement windows, we also offer durable and smooth-operating sliding patio doors. For effortless performance, they use advanced dual ball-bearing rollers with self-contained leveling adjusters exclusive to Andersen®️. Plus, they come with a reach-out lock system for improved security and weather tightness.
Look no further than Renewal by Andersen®️ of Denver for your sliding patio door needs. We serve the areas in and around Denver, CO. Call us today at (303) 823-4312 or fill out this contact form to schedule your free window consultation.