For homes and homeowners who value space, there’s nothing more perfect than sliding patio doors. Their operation requires little floor space compared to other styles of doors and the large glass area allows plenty of natural lighting to brighten up any home in the Knoxville, TN area. But for all its advantages, they’re known to have its own set of unique problems.
As one of the best door and window specialists in the area, our professionals are more than capable of helping you with any problem your sliding door might face. Here are a few of our best tips.
The main operable sash on a sliding door relies on a straight metal track to open and close. Unfortunately, the rails of this track are prone to warping and bending. This can happen due to a number of reasons. Sometimes you’ll be carrying a heavy piece of furniture across the floor and accidentally hit the track, causing it to become disfigured. Other times, a lot of foot traffic over the rails cause it to gradually wear down or even kicked out of line. Minor problems can be solved with some strong pliers and some elbow grease, but for major issues, it’s best to call in the professionals.
Aside from the tracks, the rollers under your sliding doors also face a few problems of their own. Dust and dirt often build up in the space between the tracks and rollers. Over time, this accumulation becomes enough to obstruct the sliding mechanism. Avoid this type of problem by regularly cleaning away the dust particles before they get in the way of the main sashes.
At Renewal by Andersen, we ensure the durability and resistance of our products’ glazing. In fact, our glass panels have been independently tested and found to be stronger than most other glass products. However, there comes a time when accidents happen and the glass ends up breaking. Unfortunately, this issue is a little bit above a DIY solution. If doors’ glass panel breaks, it’s time to call the professionals. Depending on the issue, they may be able to replace just the glass itself, or they may recommend replacing the door altogether.
For all your replacement doors and window needs, look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville, your trusted provider of quality products. Give us a call at (865) 221-7970 or fill out our online contact form to request a free quote today. We serve clients in Maryville, TN, and all nearby areas in Tennessee.