Common Issues in Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are not only installed for their functionality. They also play an important role when it comes to designing and styling a modern interior and exterior living spaces. They help to open up spaces to create large living spaces whilst at the same time the doors can be closed for privacy and cosiness. People these days want their sliding doors to look aesthetically pleasing and able to provide the utmost security. People may need sliding door replacement or repair services for several reasons including:

  • Refreshing an old, outdated door with a modern sliding door
  • Fixing a malfunctioning sliding door which is causing frustration as it becomes stuck when used
  • Replacing an old sliding door with one that provides more security and hence peace of mind

Repairing a sliding door

Usually, it is much cheaper to repair a sliding door rather than replace it. Common issues that require repair include:

  • Damaged track- This is where the track becomes worn out over time or damaged preventing the door from sliding properly and often becoming stuck. A sliding door repair specialist will decide whether the entire track needs replacement, or if only the partitions inside the door need to be replaced. This usually restores the door's functionality and makes it feel like the owner has a brand new door (but without the added cost!).
  • Damaged rollers- Damaged or worn-out rollers will also prevent a sliding door from sliding smoothly. In addition to this people often have cheap rollers in place which also don't work properly, preventing the sliding door from working properly. In this scenario people often think that their entire door needs to replaced, however, this is not the case. The rollers can easily be replaced by sliding door repair specialists and function smoothly.
  • Faulty lock- Another popular reason for sliding door replacements, however, hundreds of dollars can be spared if a repair specialist is called. People become frustrated when their sliding door doesn't lock properly and they often have to lift the door while sliding to lock it. This also compromises the safety of household members, as the lock doesn't function optimally. Sliding door specialists can come and align the locks by fixing any issues completely resolving this issue in a small amount of time. 

When hiring a repair specialist one should explain their issue clearly so the specialist can understand exactly what the issue is. This helps them to resolve the issue faster when they visit their client's property.