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Problems with Your Sliding Screen Doors? Sliding screen doors have become extremely popular in recent years, particularly as they open up the space between indoors and outdoors while allowing light to flood into the area when they’re closed. However, as with all fixtures and fittings in your home, they can develop problems. Fortunately, minor maintenance and repair jobs such as doors that don’t move as smoothly as they once did are easy to rectify yourself with a little DIY knowledge. So, before you call in a professional to repair your screen or pocket sliding door, read our handy repair tips. Put the ‘Slide’ Back into your Doors If you’ve ever noticed that your doors are no longer sliding smoothly, it’s most likely due to dirt and debris clogging up the track wheels. The simple solution is to clean both the track and the bottom track wheels to remove any accumulated debris, and you should find that your doors glide smoothly once more. Tracks are notorious for collecting dirt, dust, pet hairs, mud and even dead creepy crawlies and spiders. However, all it takes is a bit of elbow grease to remove the offending debris and give the tracks a good clean, but don’t forget your rubber gloves! Once the tracks are clean, you need to check the rollers. Hopefully you can clean the wheels and track with the door is in place; otherwise, it will mean removing the door from its tracks. This is a job that may require two people as sliding glass doors can be very heavy and cumbersome to remove on your own. To remove the door, access the roller adjustments at the bottom of the door and use the screw mechanism to retract the rollers. Once the rollers have been removed, you will be able to carefully angle the door and lift it out of the runners. Damaged or Worn Runners Sometimes, on removal of the door, you may find that the rollers are damaged or worn. If this is the case, they will need replacing before you return the door to the tracks. The movement of sliding shower doors may be impeded by rusty rollers. Before you replace the rollers, try WD-40 and see if this improves the movement. Bring in the Professionals With a bit of DIY knowledge, it is possible to repair sliding screen and pocket doors yourself. However, sometimes only professional help will do, particularly if the glass is broken or cracked, or the track is damaged. In some cases, the only solution is to replace the whole door system, especially if the current system is old. This is a great opportunity to invest in more modern sliding door systems that are designed for ease of use and to let in the maximum amount of light to bring your property right up to date. For more information on Sliding screen doors. Please visit: http://vitrocsa.com.au/

Problems with Your Sliding Screen Doors?  

For more information, please visit : http://vitrocsa.com.au/

Problems with Your Sliding Screen Doors?  

For more information, please visit : http://vitrocsa.com.au/

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