Sliding patio doors offer a certain kind of elegance that other door types may not have. They also fit modern or contemporary homes better than French patio doors. They are great for letting in natural light when closed and maximum air flow when open.
However, sliding patio doors also come with some cons. One of the most trusted window companies in the area, Renewal by Andersen of Denver, shares the most common issues associated with sliding patio doors and the ways to solve them.
They Get Stuck Along the Rail
It is common for sliding doors to get stuck and become difficult to slide. This is usually caused by dirt and debris building up on the track.
The usual solution for this is to clean the track. If you can see and access the buildup, try to remove it without removing the door. Otherwise, you’ll have to get the door removed. Take this chance to inspect the rollers, too, and see if they need replacing.
They Can Get Misaligned
Sliding patio doors may be knocked off-kilter due to a number of reasons, including improper or rash opening or closing. You can try realigning the door by removing it then re-inserting it. You might also be able to realign it without having to remove it completely. Hold the door panel firmly while slightly lifting it up then wiggling it until it’s realigned.
Their Latches May Become Faulty
It is also common for sliding door latches to somehow fail to latch. This can pose a security problem. You may try oiling it, but if it doesn’t work, you may have to remove the lock and have it checked or replaced.
The Most Effective Solution
If you experience these problems too often, then it’s probably time you considered having a windows and door specialist like Renewal by Andersen of Denver install a better sliding patio door for you. We offer high-quality and energy-efficient sliding patio doors that will give you none of these issues.
Get Your High-Quality Sliding Patio Door Today!
To learn more about the sliding patio door options we offer, simply get in touch with us to schedule a free consultation. Renewal by Andersen of Denver also offers French patio doors and replacement windows. Call us at (303) 823-4312 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO.