If you have a sliding glass door, or another kind of glass door on your home, you know it is convenient and attractive. You have a nice view of the outdoors and you can ventilate the home and let the sunshine in at all times. While there are plenty of perks to these doors, you never know when the benefits will plummet because of issues the door has. You might need glass door repair in Sacramento and here are a few reasons to look into the options.
Sliding glass doors are supposed to roll smoothly because they have rollers on either side of the door. If the door is jammed or opens in a stiff manner, it might be because the rollers are obstructed or worn. If the rollers are metal, they can even rust over time and fail faster. To prevent the issue, clean the rollers frequently and check for obstructions like leaves, dirt, sticks, and other such things. But if the rollers crack, bend, or break completely, you will need door repair to replace them.
The rollers support the sliding glass door and if they move off the track, the whole door will follow. It will be very hard, or even impossible, to move either direction. The screws that hold the rollers on the track can loosen or even fall out and that is often the cause. You can either screw them back in or replace them. There should be uniform spaces on either side of the door and if there’s not, it could be misaligned.
A Bent Track
You can’t make a straight door operate well on a bent track, but bent tracks do happen. The bent track could cause the door to be hard or impossible to open or close or it could cause the door to jump off the track completely. You might be able to bend the track back into place with a rubber mallet or, you might be better off with professional help to replace the track completely.
Lots of things can happen to glass on these doors over the years. The glass might be foggy, cracked, chipped, or even completely broken. Everyday accidents could occur or the seal on the door could break, causing fogging. It’s a good idea to address any issues quickly so they don’t get larger and more complicated. There might be an easy fix now, but later, the only response is complete glass or even door replacement.
There are lots of reasons why you might need glass door repair in Sacramento and if you feel that your glass door is in need of help, the professionals at Southgate Glass are here to answer. If you aren’t sure what your door needs, give us a call and describe what’s going on. We might be able to guess over the phone as to what’s going on and what you might need to do to address the issue. We’ll need to see it in person to be sure, of course.