Exterior Steel Entry Doors With Glass - When it comes to maintaining your home in tip-top condition, nothing can be more annoying than a sliding glass door that won't slide. After all, what is the purpose of having a beautiful glass door that leads out to some scenic backyard in the event the darn thing requires three NFL linebackers to slide it open?
The number 1 reason why your sliding glass door won't side is because too much soil and debris have clogged up the track of your door panel and the wheels. That is not a hard fix, but because sliding glass doors are rather heavy, it's best if you've got another person present to assist you. The very first step would be to examine how your sliding glass door is fixed to the trail.
It is possible to carefully examine the track and also the wheels, after the door is on its side. Most often, you'll find the wheels are filled with soot and debris, and the path can also be probably quite filthy. To clean the wheels, use compressed air and needle point pliers. Be careful to pull every last hair out from the wheel bearings.
While you're at it, clean up all the "mating-borders" of the doorway. This can be where the sliding door meets with some other surface of the door frame. A general rule of thumb will be to just wipe down anything that seems dirty. Don't forget, even if the soil is not always on the trail itself, it may eventually fall to the course causing your door to need another wipe down.