A sliding glass door is probably one of the more in use doors in your house. With it being guided open and close for so long, it’s bound to wear off. It’ll get harder to slide, it might get stuck on the way or it’ll just get stuck in one place without being able to move. Since the door is exposed to the outside so much and in use frequently, wreathing and buildup of debris cause it to wear down. You’ll need to replace the rollers when this happens!
The first thing you should get to is cleaning the tracks of the sliding door. Vacuum off any debris and dust down the corners.
You could also go ahead and adjust the rollers with a screwdriver. While adjustment might help, the fact that it’s come to adjustment means that it’s ready for replacement. A compromised sliding door could mean that your sliding door’s security is at risk.
Here are some tips on how to change your sliding door in Perth!
Remove the door from the track. While it may be a possibility that you need to remove the outer door (the door that doesn’t slide), it is usually not the case.
In almost all of the doors, the upper track of the sliding door is higher than the lower ones, this is so that it is easier to remove and install. Raise the door into the higher side of the track and pull it from it from the lower side towards yourself. Adjust the door this way so that it becomes free from the track. Have someone help you carry the sliding door to a side because they’re generally very heavy, you don’t want to have to replace glass!
Step 2: Replace the Rollers
The rollers assemblies will be placed in the bottom, they will be held in place with a single screwdriver. If it not at the bottom, you’ll have to look for the screws which are in that general area.
Remove the screws. You may replace the entire assembly or just the rollers, depends on the state of both. You’ll need a drill to take the rivet out holding the roller in place. Make sure you acquire the new roller from the manufacturer of the sliding door because it isn’t a one size fits all kind of deal with these rollers.
Fit the new rollers you’ve acquired back in to the same place that you took them out of. Replace the fastening screws into the frame. For a faster and longer lasting roller, fit it in as deep as possible.
Step 3: Replace The Door
Place the sliding door first on the higher track and slide the door on the lower track. The middle of the door should meet the section of the track where the rollers are.
If you need professional help, we here at Perth Door Doctors deal with all kinds of security sliding doors. Give us a call and we’ll help with any door that needs repairing!