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Common Sliding Door Issues

Posted on January 10, 2017.

Sliding doors can make a great addition to any home. They get a lot of use and can be a great way to add more light to a room or to open up a space a little more. However, because they get a lot of use and due to the way they are designed, it is easy for them to wear out over time. Typically, though, there are a couple main issues that you will run into with a sliding door in Portland, OR. Watching out for these issues can help you to get someone out from Accurate Window and Door in Portland, OR, quickly to fix it.

Roller Issues

Your sliding door in Portland, OR, is able to slide due to rollers. These rollers at the bottom of the door are often left exposed. They can get dirty or filled with debris, which makes them not work properly, meaning your door does not slide like it should. They also get stepped on, which can lead to damage, or exposed to moisture, which also can cause problems. If a roller is not just dirty but it is bent or otherwise damaged, then you will need to get it repaired.

Wheel Problems

Another important component of keeping your doors sliding properly are the wheels. The wheels sit in a track and follow the rollers. However, in order to work correctly, they can not be tightly locked into the track. This would make it difficult for them to move. So they are loosely set, which means they can easily jump the track. If this happens, you can usually put them back in, but if something is broken in the track or a wheel is broken, then you will need to call the repair company.

While your sliding door in Portland, OR, can end up with some issues every now and then, the benefits of them are great. Plus, repairs are not too hard or too expensive.