Whenever you want to fill your house with natural light, sliding doors do wonder. It allows the outdoors in and offers fresh air that circulates across your house. That is why you will want to ensure they are properly and safely working since they are a vital part of your home.
Here are several tips on how to repair common sliding glass door issues.
Poor or Broken Seal
If you want to repair weather-stripping that isn’t protecting your home from the elements, you first have to loosen the door’s staples using a screwdriver. Next, pull the staples from your door. If required, use a putty knife to pry it gently. Get rid of any extra glue residue or staples. Then, install the new weather-stripping. Always follow the instructions. You have to ensure you properly orient the flap. Secure the flange along the door’s edge using screws. Use a plastic adhesive to glue in place the jamb-side strip. After that, you can to clean up all the smudges or excess adhesive.
You definitely could replace yourself the glass in your sliding door if the frame isn’t damaged. However, a lot of people suggest leaving this one to professional Sliding glass door repair companies, unless you are a DIY expert. But, whenever you think that you have excellent home repair abilities, replacing the glass on your sliding door is almost the same as replacing the glass in your window.
- First of all, you have to get rid of the trim around the glass. Next, get rid carefully of whatever glass fragments are left.
- Then, you will have to purchase a new glass piece. Measure the width and height of the opening. From every measurement, you have to deduct ¼-inch. That is how you get the right measurement for the replacement glass.
- To install the replacement glass, you have to put it into the opening.
- The trim you detached originally should be replaced. Use tacks to secure it.
- Clean the glass and any excess caulk.
Whether you put your hand through it unintentionally or a small kid was a bit less than gentle with the screen, there are times where the screen of a sliding door gets busted. Don’t worry. Replacing your screen is not really that hard. However, it is best to contact a professional for help. This is particularly true if you don’t have the tools and skills.
Broken latches are another common issue. You’ll probably have to replace the entire thing if lubricating it does not work. First, you have to get rid of the lock. To make sure that the replacement lock you’ll buy is compatible with your door, you should bring the broken lock with you to the shop. Follow the instructions when installing the lock.
At some point, sliding doors tend to get knocked off. Typically, aligning your sliding door back on track is quite easy. However, if the track is damaged, you might have to contact a professional for help.