3 Common Sliding Patio Door Issues

Sliding patio doors remain a mainstay in most American homes due to their sleek looks and functionality. But just like…
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Jacob Wadding

Sliding patio doors remain a mainstay in most American homes due to their sleek looks and functionality. But just like any part of your home, they can show signs of wear and tear after constant use. In today’s post, your trusted door and siding contractor, ARCH Exteriors, share three common sliding door issues and how you can address them. 

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  1. Difficult Operation. Do you notice that it’s harder for you to slide your patio doors open and close? If it seems like they always get stuck, debris might be the issue to blame. Dirt, rocks, fur, and other debris can accumulate on the tracks, making your patio door more difficult to operate. This can be solved by inspecting your rollers and tracks, and clearing the debris afterward. It also helps if you can apply a fair amount of lubricant as well.
  1. Alignment Issues. If you find out that your door is still difficult to operate, chances are that the patio door is misaligned. This usually happens over the lifespan of the product as it’s being used. However, we strongly advise you not to take out your door on your own, and leave it to your door and roof repair pros to handle it to avoid any untoward damage.
  1. Broken Glass. The glass of your patio door can break due to various reasons. From debris, to strong wind, to accidents. As long as your frame is intact and in great condition, you don’t have to replace the entire unit, but only the broken glass. We recommend leaving this to your door contractor so that the glass fits snug onto your door and that it’s installed correctly.

In need of a trusted siding and roofing company? Trust in ARCH Exteriors! ARCH Exteriors, LLC, a family-owned and -operated company with over ten years of experience, offers professional exterior services, including window and roof replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (877) 214-2831 or fill out this form

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Your home is probably the most expensive thing you own. When you hire somebody to make improvements, you want high-quality work. In addition, you hope they’ll take the same care you would. You want someone with a good reputation, legitimate credentials, well established, using quality materials, and who charges a fair price. For over 11 years, I have worked hard to provide all of those benefits to my clients. One of the major reasons we have been able to do that is our ability to keep highly qualified personnel. Our workers are well trained, properly motivated, and managed professionally. I make certain that I convey measurable systems and procedures that our team understands and can readily follow.