48 Pivot Glass Shower Door

48 Pivot Glass Shower Door

48 Pivot Glass Shower Door - As it pertains to maintaining your home in tip top shape, nothing can be more annoying than the usual sliding glass door that won't slide. In the end, what's the point of getting a beautiful glass door that leads out into a picturesque backyard if the darn thing requires 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 path of your door panel and the wheels. That is not a hard fix, but it's best if you've got another person present to help you, because sliding glass doors are rather heavy.

When the door is on its side, it is possible to closely examine the wheels as well as the track. Most commonly, you'll find the wheels are filled with debris and soot, and the trail can also be probably very filthy. Needle point and use compressed air pliers to clean the wheels. Be careful to pull every last hair from the wheel bearings.

While you're at it, clean up all the "mating-edges" of the door. This is where the sliding door and some other surface of the door frame meet. A general rule of thumb is always to just wipe down anything that seems dirty. Remember, even if the soil is just not always on the course itself, it may fall to the track causing your door to need another wipe down.