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Sliding Door Problems and Solutions That Actually Work

Imagine reaching out to open your sliding patio doors, pulling slightly and feeling a sudden brake from the once-smooth gliding motion. Your doors have succumbed to one of the most common issues that plague sliding doors. 


Let our patio and entry doors experts at Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio walk you through common sliding door problems and offer you solutions that actually work.

Tracking Problems

Sliding patio doors rely on tracks and rollers for their operation. Over time, grime and dirt can build up along the tracks and impede the operation of the doors. This can be easily resolved by cleaning the tracks regularly with a vacuum cleaner or a good wipe of a damp, non-abrasive cloth. However, if the rollers themselves have been damaged, they may need to be replaced. Call your local door and window company to properly diagnose and fix the issue.

Loose Locks

Any problem with the frame, rollers, and tracks can throw the entire door out of alignment. This problem extends to the locking mechanisms that hold the door shut for security. Unfortunately, this is a fairly major repair job that requires the help of a professional. Aligning the locks and getting the frame back into shape is not a DIY project.

Collapsed Doors

Unlike other types of door installation, sliding doors are prone to collapse triggered by excessive force when shutting the door. This is made worse by misaligned tracks and faulty or dirty rails. Sometimes, a simple repair is enough to fix the issue but, depending on how frequent the problem occurs, it may be more practical to replace the door entirely instead.

Get high-quality doors and windows from Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio. Give us a call at (210) 888-9680 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your in-home consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve San Antonio, TX, and other nearby areas.



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