Sliding doors are typically designed to allow more natural light into your home and provide a great view of the surrounding outdoors. Since they’re an essential feature of any home, they must be maintained regularly to ensure they’re working as intended. However, they’ll sometimes have a few problems while in use, but these can be addressed if you know what to do.
Here are some of the most common patio door problems and their fixes.
The screen on your sliding patio door can get torn all of a sudden, but thankfully, this problem is relatively easy to fix. If the tear isn’t too significant, you can even consider patching it yourself. But if the screen was busted with broken glass on your sliding patio door, you’ll need to be careful in making the necessary repairs. If you don’t have the right equipment for the job, don’t risk doing it yourself and let the professionals do it for you instead.
Damaged or Broken Latches
Fixing broken latches can be sometimes tricky. Depending on the type of damage your latches have, it may need a full replacement if oiling it won’t work. If it needs replacement, you’ll have to remove the lock and take it to your local hardware store to purchase a compatible replacement. If you think that you can’t do the replacement yourself, you can always call a local pro for the job.
Upgrade to a Better-Quality Patio Door
Any problems you notice must be addressed to prevent further damage to your door. But if you’re planning to get a full replacement this spring, we strongly recommend a quality product installed by a trusted professional! Patio doors that come with good warranties are built to last many years with proper maintenance while being covered for expenses if you encounter any problem that needs professional attention.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals always has you covered when it comes to your exterior home improvement needs. Whether you need to replace your patio doors or invest in new siding, give us a call at (651) 967-0873. You may also fill out our convenient contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul as well as the nearby areas.