Frequently Asked Questions

Fixing Your Hard to Open Sliding Doors So They Work Like New Again!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of our most asked questions asked by our customers

Sliding Door Repairs

How much does it cost to repair a sliding glass door?

Depending on the replacement parts needed for a standard size sliding door H2100 W1200 your looking at a price range of $160-200

How do you fix a sliding door that won't slide?

The sliding panel uses a pair of rollers to slide on a track in the bottom channel.

Does homeowners insurance cover a broken sliding glass door?
No, a sliding door that is not sliding requires general maintenance which is not covered under home insurance. Glass breakage is generally covered but watch your excess.
What is the best way to lubricate a sliding glass door?
Most modern rollers have a nylon tyre surrounding a sealed bearing system than allows the roller to turn. If the rollers are no longer turning replacement is usually needed.
Can you use wd40 on sliding glass door tracks?
Yes, as long as it is WD40 with silicone; std WD40 attracts dust & will turn to thick black messy grease. On the other hand silicon lubricant doesn’t attract dust & lubricates.
How do you fix a noisy sliding door?
Old doors become noisy because the weather felts wear down overtime leaving to metal surfaces to slide past one another on opening. Worn felts should be replaced.
How do you clean aluminum sliding door tracks?
Vacuum out bottom channel, then wipe down the track using a rag & wax n grease solvent. If the top of the track is damaged try sanding using fine sand paper 240 grit.
Can you replace sliding glass doors without replacing the frame?
Depends on the age, if its a current model the manufacture still makes then yes. Usually the doors I see are much older & no longer being made – repairs are the most cost effective solution to getting your door working like new again.
How much does it cost to replace a sliding door?
You could use a range of $1300-2000 for a standard size sliding door. But the problem you’ll face is the additional cost of repainting, tiling etc.
Can sliding patio doors be repaired?
Yes, usually after 20-25 years depending on use the rollers in the bottom of the sliding door need replacing which fixes the door so it slides like new.
Why is my sliding door so hard to open?
Your sliding door is hard to open because the rollers that carry the sliding panel are worn out / ceased up and are no longer rolling so need replacing.
How do I make my sliding door smoother?
If your slider is not running smooth and you have installed new rollers, the problem is usually a damaged track that the rollers, roll along this can be repaired to fix the problem.
Which sliding doors are the best?
Most modern brands have good features it depends on your budget and what is important to you such as noise reduction, insulation, budget, etc.
How do you clean sliding door tracks?
The best way to clean sliding door tracks is to vacuum out the bottom channel. Then use a clean cotton rag dipped in wax to remove grease.
What causes a sliding glass door to stick?
Sliding glass doors stick because rollers need replacing and or the track the rollers, roll
along has been damaged and needs repairing.
How long do sliding door rollers last?
As long as there are no structural issues with your doors then the rollers should last 20-25 years depending on usage and environment. Child care center with sand pits next to doors that don’t get sand vacuumed from bottom tracks daily may last 12-18months.

Sliding Window Repairs

Can you repair sliding windows?
Yes with maintenance: roller, latch, felt, rubber – replacement
How do you fix a sliding window that won't stay up?
This is a sash/ double hung sliding window with a top & bottom panel each panel has a pair of balances that keep the panel up but wear out & need replacing after 15-20years.
How do you lubricate a sliding window?
The best lubricant is a silicon based lubricant applied directly to the roller bearings or axel.
How do I make my sliding window more secure?
There are a number of fixed and adjustable options, such as screwed blocks or push button keyed locks that can be fitted to restrict access & improve security.
How much does it cost to replace window Springs?
You can look at a range of $150-200 per panel to replace a pair of balances .
How do you fix a sliding window latch?
It may be as simple as replacing a spring or the whole latch
How do I free up a sliding window?
Roller replacement, check for track damage & or felt replacement
How do you fix a sliding window spring?
Sliding window springs are usually associated with sash double hung windows one pair per panel, the replacement process can be tricky so using a qualified technician is best.
Can I use WD-40 on vinyl windows?
Not recommended unless it has silicon, because general oils tend to attract dust and turn to thick black grease. I’m not aware if WD-40 as such effects the vinyl surface adversely.
What is the best lubricant for sliding windows?
Silicon based lubricant because it does not attract dust. Other oil based lubricants attract dust which combined with the oil turns to thick black messy grease.

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