Sliding patio doors offer many benefits to the design and functionality of your home. Aside from filling your indoors with natural light due to their expansive panels, they also offer a seamless connection between your interior and exterior spaces, as well as promote proper air circulation within your home.
Like any other home component, however, they can be prone to specific issues. V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, your trusted general contractor, discusses the most common problems associated with sliding patio doors and how you can prevent them.
Because they open sidewards, sliding patio doors can get out of alignment. You will need to realign their sashes at the top and bottom of the frame by carefully removing the panels from the tracks and placing them back. The proper way to do this is to align the rollers at the top first, and then meticulously set the bottom in place, pushing the upper part up into the track.
Difficult to Open or Close
Doors stuck? One of the main reasons your sliding patio door becomes inoperable is debris buildup along the tracks. Dirt, hair, and even pet fur can collect at the bottom of your doors, clog the tracks, and prevent your units from gliding smoothly. As your go-to home improvement contractor, we recommend inspecting these areas carefully and cleaning them out on a regular basis.
As with the problems mentioned above, a broken latch also causes your door to improperly operate. Oiling it can solve the problem, but it isn’t the universal solution to every case. It’s best to consider replacing the whole thing with replacement doors from V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding. We’ll be happy to get the job done for you.
These common problems may seem easy to solve, but it’s important to remember that new doors offer better function, aesthetics and efficiency in general. Plus, they come with top-notch warranties to keep your units protected from unexpected costs for years.
Turn to V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding for high-quality improvements such as door replacement and roof maintenance. Call us at (203) 639-1634 or complete our contact form to schedule a free estimate today.