Sliding patio doors, while they look exquisite, often fall prey to a lot of mechanical issues. At worst, your sliding patio door may actually get stuck, and you can spend days not being able to operate it until one day it suddenly springs back to its normal working state.
Why does this happen? And more importantly, is there a way to make it so that it never happens at all? Your patio door and windows expert, Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut, investigates.
This is one of the chief culprits when it comes to sliding patio door problems. This happens either through normal wear and tear, physical damage to the track or the door itself, bad installation, or even loose screws. Contact us if you suspect that your patio door is not aligned; we will fix it in a jiffy.
The sliding mechanism on a sliding door is usually thanks to rollers, which allow the door to slide through a track. Some rollers are made of plastic or some corrosion-prone alloy, which combined with the daily operation of a sliding door will wear it down.
Fortunately, our sliding patio doors will never have this problem. Our sliding patio doors (even our sliding windows) are often called “gliding” thanks to our patented dual ball-bearing rollers with self-contained leveling adjusters. Not only are our doors immune to roller corrosion but misalignment, too.
Sliding doors, no matter how advanced, often need regular lubrication—but of the right type and specifications required by the door manufacturer. A depleted lubricant will make the ball bearings work harder, which may damage it and halt operation entirely.
When you need anything windows and patio doors in the area, the name of Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut comes to mind. Call us today at (860) 904-1931 or fill out our contact form to learn more. We serve CT residents.