Sliding Doors – An Overview

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Sliding glass doors have their own charm. They impart a soothing and satisfying luminosity inside your house. A sliding glass door can perform well only if it is maintained properly.

Maintaining sliding doors can help you to create the right effect inside your house. Following are a few tips on how you can successfully maintain your sliding doors and enhance their functionality.

Clean the tracks – Sliding doors are mounted over a set of parallel tracks that allow free movement of the sliders. It is mandatory to keep the tracks clean and free from sand and dirt to permit smooth mechanism of the sliders. It is advised to spray the tracks regularly with a silicone spray that does not have water. This will keep rust away from the tracks. Silicone is a colorless lubricant, so it can allow an even operation of the sliders.

Weather stripping – This is a major aspect that you need to take care of, particularly if you are staying in place that experiences extreme weather conditions. There is a vinyl weather stripping type available in the market that is reusable. These can be used with glass sliding doors. It is better to consult a professional to get the best advice on weather stripping system of your sliding doors. A slight defect in the installation process of weather stripping on your doors can make your heating and/ or cooling machines work improperly. Also, weather stripping must be checked from time to time. They demand replacement, when damaged.

Insulated drapes – These can help to increase the energy efficiency of your house.

Rollers – If your sliding doors do not work smoothly, you may need to make adjustments in your roller wheels. You can do so by adjusting the roller screws that are usually present on the sides of the door. If the rollers of your sliders are completely worn out, you might need to replace them with a new set.

Security – There are special locks available for increasing the protection level of your sliders. They are easy-to-install and help in securing the slider to the door frame.

Sliding door is a new and innovative design that can change the entire look of your room. You should maintain your door properly and utilize the available hardware to ensure an effective operation of your sliding doors. Middle River house owners can seek professional door-related services from Amazing Home Contractors.

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This article was published on 2011/04/12