Security Storm Doors With Glass And Screen - When it comes to keeping your home in tiptop shape, nothing could be more annoying than a sliding glass door that will not slide. After all, what's the purpose of owning a gorgeous glass door that leads into a picturesque backyard if the darn thing takes three NFL linebackers to slide it open? So having personally experienced such sliding glass door angst, I chose to write this article to notify you of the number 1 reason why your sliding glass door will not slide - and everything you can do about it! The number 1 reason why your sliding glass door will not side is that a lot of dirt and debris have clogged the wheels up and the track of your door panel. This isn't a difficult fix, but since nearly all sliding glass doors are quite heavy, it is best if you have another person present to help you.
The first step would be to examine how your sliding glass door is repaired to the track. The majority of sliding glass doors have a strip that runs along the top of the framework that holds the doors in vertical orientation, placing the wheels to fit neatly within the sliding track. To begin, let's use a very simple screwdriver to remove that strip at the very top. Once the strip is removed, slowly tilt the door from the frame, then eliminate it from the frame completely. Turn the door on its side and also examine the wheels at the base of the door. Bear in mind, some sliding glass doors could be upwards of 90 pounds, so either get some help or become quite confident on your physical skill.
Once the door is on its side, you can closely inspect the wheels and the track. Most commonly, you will find the wheels are full of soot and debris, and the track can also be likely quite dirty. To wash the wheels, use compressed air and needle tip pliers. Be careful to pull every single hair from the wheel bearings. It is wise to be diligent at this measure, so you don't need to make a custom of this process. Once the wheels are completely clean, spray a little bit of peppermint oil into the wheel bearings, turning the wheel as you apply the oil. (The ideal option for the oil is DuPont's Teflon non-stick dry film lubricant.) It is just as important to clean the track that the brakes rest on.
Use moist paper towels to remove the grit and soil, and then spray on the penetrating oil along the track so it is well-applied. While you're at it, clean up all the "mating-edges" of the door. This is the point where the sliding door matches with any other surface of the door frame. A general rule of thumb is to simply wipe down anything that looks dirty. Bear in mind, even when dirt isn't necessarily on the track itself, it can finally collapse to the track causing your door to need another wipe down. If you become aware of any mating edges that feel tacky, take a paper towel and then spray some oil on it, then wipe the oil on the tacky surfaces. After you've done all this, reinstall the door. You should notice right away that the door is much easier to slide, and should require significantly less effort.
If for any reason that the door remains difficult to rollup, it is probable one of these reasons: either your brakes are completely burned out, or your sliding glass door is sitting too high on the track and is thus hitting on the top plate of the door frame. |} If your brakes are burnt out, unfortunately, you are going to need to call the production of your sliding glass door and request new wheels. On most sliding glass doors, you can find two screws which could be turned with either a flathead screwdriver or an alan wrench. Turn to the right to lift the door, or switch to the left to lower the door.