Rollers For Old Sliding Glass Doors - When it comes to maintaining your home in tip-top condition, nothing can be more annoying than a sliding glass door that will not slide. In the end, what's the purpose of getting an attractive glass door that leads out to some 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 wheels and the course of your door panel up. It's best if you have another person present to help you, because most sliding glass doors are quite heavy, although this really is not a difficult fix.
Once the door is on its side, you are able to closely examine the track as well as the wheels. Most commonly, you will discover the wheels are filled with soot and debris, as well as the path can be probably really filthy. To clean the wheels, needle tip and use compressed air pliers. Be careful to pull every last hair from the wheel bearings. It's wise to be diligent in this measure, so you do not have to make a habit of this process.
While you are at it, clean up all the "mating-edges" of the doorway. This really is where the sliding door and some other surface of the door frame meet. A rule of thumb of thumb would be to just wipe down anything that appears filthy. Remember, even if the dirt isn't necessarily on the path itself, it may eventually fall to the course causing your door to need another wipe down.