Sliding Patio Doors: Solving the Most Common Issue

Sliding Patio Doors: Solving the Most Common Issue

September 25, 2018

Sliding Patio Door

If you have a stubborn sliding patio door that’s becoming more and more difficult to open and close, it could be due to buildup within its tracks. This is the most common problem with sliding doors. The tracks along which the door slides often get clogged with dirt and mud that’s been tracked into the house, along with pet hair and other debris. Fortunately, this issue is easily remedied with a good cleaning.

How to Clean Sliding Door Tracks

To get your sliding door gliding smoothly again, a thorough cleaning is often all it takes. With the door closed, use a crevice tool attachment for the vacuum to clean out as much loose dirt and debris as possible, then close the door and clean the opposite track. Carefully scrub off any remaining caked-on dirt and grime with an old toothbrush or cleaning brush, using a non-abrasive cleanser to loosen things up if necessary. With a soft cloth, wipe up anything left behind, then follow that up with a lubricating silicone spray.

Outstanding Performance

If you want a patio door that’s going to operate smoothly over the long term, Andersen has just what you’re looking for. Our gliding doors have exceptional components that will ensure long-lasting performance and smooth operation for years to come. All Andersen® gliding doors feature sturdy track rollers engineered for enduring performance. They feature high-quality steel wheels with precision ball bearings at their core, contained in two adjustable tandem rollers that provide years of smooth glide. The rollers are also conveniently self-lubricating, which makes maintenance even easier.

Learn More About Andersen® Patio Doors

While keeping sliding door tracks clean will certainly make your patio doors easier to operate, it can’t do much to help energy efficiency. If you have an older sliding door that is leaky and inefficient, it may be time for a superior, energy-efficient gliding door from Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA. Contact our team today at [company_phone] to learn more about the excellent features of Andersen gliding doors.

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From George, the salesman giving me a balance of wants and needs to Rosko and his team members doing a fantastic job on the window replacement and install. To the post inspection process and thank you package with additional information for cleaning and maintenance. All was great!

The entire team was excellent, professional, respectful, thoughtful, and was always attentive of our needs. They always asked questions before they started to make sure we were on the same page. We already noticed savings on our electricity. We are so happy we chose Renewal by Andersen.

I cannot say any more then I have, everyone that came from Renewal by Anderson has been one of the best experiences I’ve had dealing with a company. A big thank you.

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