How to maintain your sliding glass door

27/08/2020

When it comes to home improvement work, particularly when sliding glass doors are involved, there are plenty of tasks that come up we may not want to do. But if you don’t keep up with maintenance, you’ll end up paying for it with repairs down the line. Sliding doors are an excellent choice for most homes, but they do require care and upkeep. So, here’s a quick guide from us, to you, about some of the things you can do to maintain your sliding glass door and improve its longevity.

Clean the tracks

It’s important to regularly check that the tacks of your sliding door are not being clogged or blocked up my debris, and whilst doing so, make sure to also double check the rollers and clean them if necessary, too. You can use a wire brush to clean both components of your sliding glass door and give them a wipe after for extra measure. We also recommend that you apply some lubricant on both the track and the rollers after you clean them, to keep your sliding glass door, well, sliding!

Prevent lock issues

After years of use, natural wear and tear could cause the lock of your sliding glass door to have some trouble latching correctly. Before throwing in the towel, give it a good deep clean and lubrication as you do with the tracks and rollers.

Repair chipped or cracked glass

One of the more common and costly problems with sliding glass doors occur when there is a chip or crack in the glass – before running to spend lots of money on replacing the entire door, consider paying a little less for glass repairs – remember that there are specialists that can repair small cracks without having to replace the entire door. 
At Broadview, the health and safety or your home is our top priority, that’s why our exterior sliding glass features toughened glass, so this is less likely to occur for anyone that purchases our sliding glass doors.


To find out more about our innovative sliding glass systems and which is the right choice for your home or business, contact Broadview today on 01202 679012. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions or arrange a free, no obligation design consultation where we can discuss your options.
 

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