Frameless Shower Door Glass Types - When it comes to maintaining your house in tip top condition, nothing can be more annoying than a sliding glass door that will not slide. In the end, what is the reason for having a lovely glass door that leads out to a picturesque backyard if the darn thing takes three NFL linebackers to slide it open?
The number 1 reason your sliding glass door will not side is because too much dirt and debris have clogged the track of your door panel and the wheels up. It is best if you have another person present to help you, because sliding glass doors are rather heavy, although that is not a difficult fix. The first step is to examine your sliding glass door is fixed to the track.
You can carefully examine the wheels and the track after the door is on its side. Most commonly, you will find the wheels are filled with debris and soot, and also the track is also probably very filthy. Needle point and use compressed air pliers to clean the wheels. Take care to pull every last hair out from the wheel bearings.
While you are at it, clean up all the "mating-edges" of the doorway. This can be where the sliding door meets with any other surface of the door frame. A general rule of thumb will be to simply wipe down anything that looks dirty. Don't forget, even if the dirt is just not necessarily on the track itself, it can fall to the path causing your door to require another wipe down.