We repair and service every make and type of Sliding garden and patio door for your home or business. Whether you have a problem with the Rolling Mechanism, Tracks, handles, locks or general alignment issues. Our team of repair specialists are able to carry out repairs and maintenance with the minimum of disruption. If you’re looking for a professional company to for Patio door repairs then we are here to help you.
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Old Aluminium Sliding Garden Patio Door Repairs
Most old-style aluminium sliding doors rely upon steel or acrylic rollers based at the bottom of the door holding the weight of the whole sliding door. These rollers sit on a raised track housed within the lower aluminium door panel. The roller wheels are curved at the cross-section to sit and curve around the line of the track. This system helps keep the actual wheels on the track combined with the weight of the door which then keep the wheels gripped to the track without sliding off.
Patio door wheel replacement
When replacing the patio door wheels the door is often removed from the frame and its track.
Removing the aluminium panel
The aluminium panel at the base needs to be separated from the other panels. There is always a big risk doing this as the panels are gripped to the glass with only a rubber gasket as a partition between the glass and the Aluminium. There is always a risk of the glass being shattered when the bottom panel is removed or put back on. So this is the most delicate part of the operation.
Sliding patio door rollers
Damaged roller are replaced with new rollers
Tips for keeping your sliding aluminium door work smoothly
Aluminium sliding patio doors are continually exposed to the harsh British weather. Although they are made to withstand this it is always wise to keep the doors maintained.
Keeping Roller Tracks Clean
Rain, dirt and leaves will overtime find their way into the tracks at the bottom of the door. As time goes on pulling the doors back and forth over the tracks allows the dirt from the tracks to get into the wheels that supports the door. It is advisable to clean the track with a hand brush at least every other month. Especially during the winter months. This helps maintain the wheels by preventing that getting trapped and eventually jamming them.
Damaged sliding patio door tracks
In most cases the tracks for Aluminium sliding patio doors can last for years unless there is a problem with the wheels. Sometimes if the wheels become damaged or jammed they can then start scraping away at the track. This can then force the track to break.
Another source of the problem can also be that the wood or concrete under the track has been deteriorated over time. It is quite common for the wood under the track to rot due to moisture and with the weight of the door pushes down forcing the track to bend out of shape. It is advisable that if you have wood under the track to keep it moisture free by painting it or varnishing it regularly over the years as the previous paint or varnish deteriorates.
A damaged track for a sliding patio door can be replaced but it is a large undertaking as in many cases the doors and the frames need to be removed in order to remove the old track and set down a new one. In a lot of cases part of the track can be cut and replaced where it has been damaged which saves a lot of work.
If you are having issues with your sliding patio doors then call us today for any advise you may need over the phone.
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