How to fix a sliding door: tips and tricks

Sliding doors are the best way to take advantage of terrace or garden views, as well as improve access options to any outdoor area. However, they are also great for taking advantage of the scarcity of square meters, whether in the kitchen, in the bedroom or in the living room itself. But how to act in case they break down? In this topic you will find some tricks that will help you get out of trouble, although we always recommend contacting a professional to avoid major damage.

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THE SLIDING DOOR OPENS WITH DIFFICULTY

One of the most common reasons why a sliding door can be opened with difficulty is because there is dirt embedded in the rails (from accumulation of lint to any type of object).

The solution. Remove the door from its track. Check if the rollers are dirty and clean them. Reinstall them. Then do the same with the tracks (the vacuum cleaner accessories are very useful in these cases). Reinstall the door.

living room with access to the garden sliding door

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THE SLIDING DOOR IS SLOPE

If you notice that your sliding door is more crooked than the Tower of Pisa, this is what you should do. Start by removing the door from the track and replacing it, making sure the rollers at the top are aligned. You may need to tighten the screws at the top of the door a bit, always with great care and precision.

kitchen with dining room separated from the living room with industrial sliding door

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THE GLASS OF THE SLIDING DOOR IS TORN

CAREFUL! This could lead to a total breakage of the glass and cause an accident at home (especially if there are children around). However, to change the glass of a sliding door it is essential that you request the help of a professional, so at the first sign of breakage, call!

HOW TO LUBRICATE A SLIDING DOOR

If you have aluminum sliding doors at home, we recommend that from time to time you clean the rails or guides and add a few drops of oil for proper lubrication. In this way, you will save yourself many annoyances afterwards.

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