Having a sliding door does wonders for your home as it lets in more natural light and fresh air indoors. Unfortunately, over time, sliding doors can develop problems. Fortunately, it’s possible to fix and prevent them.
Most sliding patio doors can get knocked off the track for some reason, at one point or another. Luckily, realigning the door back in the tracks is relatively easy as it only involves removing the door from the track and reinserting it. The rollers at the top should be aligned first before having it “walk” the bottom part back into place, and then push the top of the screen door up into the track. The adjustment screws at the top will have to be rotated slightly to allow better movement, then re-adjusted again when it’s back in place.
If you happen to have a broken latch, and oiling it doesn’t fix it, then you may need a full replacement. A locally trusted door repair contractor will carefully remove the lock while minding not to drop it down into the body of the glass pane and replace it with the same type or a compatible version. Just make sure that it gets installed according to the directions on the lock that was used, and then test its handiness by trying the key, turning the lever and checking to see that all pieces are in proper working order.
Broken or Failed Seals
Fixing broken weatherstripping may often need a trusted professional to do the job properly. But if you insist on addressing the issue on your own, it will typically involve loosening its staples with a screwdriver and then pulling it from the door. They can also be pried gently with a putty knife, removing any additional staples or glue residue.
From this point onward, however, fixing a seal gets more complicated, and there’s no guarantee that there won’t be any more leaks even if you’re sure that you’ve installed it correctly. This is why it’s better to have your sliding patio door problems handled by the right people for the job. With our services, we’ll do more than just making sure to install the new weatherstripping according to its recommended instructions, ensuring your sliding patio door is as good as new.
As a top-notch patio door and siding repair company, Twin Cities Siding Professionals will get the job done according to your preferences. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or just fill out our convenient contact form to get started. Talk to us today! We serve our customers in Minneapolis, including Twin Cities and the surrounding areas.