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.
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.