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Keeping Your Sliding Patio Doors Smooth

Like many homeowners, you might be taking your sliding patio doors for granted. As long as you keep the glass clean, you’re sure that it’s more than enough. However, there are other crucial tips you need to follow to ensure they don’t become difficult to use over time. This includes professional inspection and even keeping them lubricated so they glide smoothly. 

Sliding Patio Doors

If you want to know the proper way to lubricate your sliding patio door, Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis shares a few tips below. As a local expert for the best replacement windows in the area, we know what’s best for your home! 

Learn How Your Sliding Doors Work

Sliding doors are designed with an upper and lower track with their rollers to keep it in place. The rollers are what make sliding doors glide smoothly back and forth. However, they can sometimes get “jammed” due to dirt and grime on the tracks if they’re not cleaned regularly. The tracks and rollers can also get damaged or broken over time, which means they will need extensive repairs or even a full replacement.

Cleaning and Lubrication 

If you’re having trouble opening and closing your sliding patio door, the tracks and rollers may be dirty. It can also be due to damage, and if that’s the case, have it checked by a trusted contractor in door repair and home window replacement. You could try to DIY the repairs, but a professional will have the right tools to make the necessary repairs. 

If it looks like it’s just dirty, you can proceed to clean both the upper and lower tracks before applying lubrication. We suggest using a vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt, as well as hair, stones, small insects or any other debris found on the upper and lower tracks. Some may be a bit difficult to clean, so a toothbrush might be needed. Once they’re clean, spray some lubricant on the tracks and wheels but don’t wipe it off. This should make your sliding patio doors glide smoothly again!

If you need a trusted door and windows installer, Renewal by Andersen of Memphis always gets the job done right! Contact our professional services today at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our convenient contact form

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