Securing Sliding Glass Doors Windows - When it comes to keeping your house in tip-top condition, nothing can be more annoying than a sliding glass door that won't slide. After all, what's the purpose of having a lovely glass door that leads out to some picturesque backyard when the darn thing takes three NFL linebackers to slide it open?
The number 1 reason your sliding glass door won't side is because too much soil and debris have clogged up the wheels and the path of your door panel. This is not a hard fix, but because sliding glass doors are rather heavy, it is best if you have another person present to assist you. The first step would be to examine how your sliding glass door is fixed to the path.
It is possible to closely examine the track as well as the wheels, once the door is on its side. Most commonly, you will find the wheels are filled with soot and debris, as well as the trail can also be probably really filthy. Use compressed air and needle point pliers, to clean the wheels. Take care to pull every last hair out from the wheel bearings. It is wise to be diligent in this measure, so you don't have to make a habit of this procedure.
While you are at it, clean up all the "mating-edges" of the doorway. This really is where the sliding door meets with some other surface of the door frame. A general rule of thumb would be to just wipe down anything that looks filthy. Don't forget, even if the soil is not always on the path itself, it may fall to the track causing your door to need another wipe down.