Modern Glass Door Hardware - In regards to keeping your home in tip top condition, nothing can be more annoying than the usual sliding glass door that won't slide. In the end, what's the reason of having an attractive glass door that leads out into a scenic backyard when the darn thing requires three NFL linebackers to slide it open? I chose to write this article to advise you of the number 1 reason why your sliding glass door won't slide - and what you can do about it!
The number 1 reason why your sliding glass door won't side is because too much soil and debris have clogged the track of your door panel and the wheels up. This really is not a hard fix, but it is best if you've got another person present to help you because sliding glass doors are rather heavy. The initial step will be to analyze your sliding glass door is fixed to the track.
Once the door is on its side, you are able to closely analyze the track along with the wheels. Most commonly, you will find the wheels are filled with soot and debris, and the course can be probably quite filthy. To clean the wheels, use compressed air and needle point pliers. Take care to pull every last hair from the wheel bearings.
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 is to just wipe down anything that seems dirty. Don't forget, even if the soil is not necessarily on the track itself, it can fall to the trail causing your door to require another wipe down.