Sliding doors are made from a variety of materials. Some people choose a wood door, while others prefer glass, laminate, steel, fiberglass, or aluminum. Your choice may be based on how much security you want for your home, and some even choose their doors based on the price and the style.
When you decide to replace your doors, you should have the door inspected by a licensed contractor to determine if it will need to be repaired. There are different types of parts that are used in repairing a sliding door. The most common ones are hinges, panels, springs, and tracks. Some more uncommon parts include rollers, corner fixtures, and bushing kits.
Broken Barn Hinges
Depending on what type of hinge you use, make sure that the hinges you select are strong enough to hold the weight of the door. Some sliding doors have an extra-wide track that supports the entire weight of the door. If you find a track that is not as sturdy as you would like, then you should replace the track with one that is stronger.
The hinges should be installed by a trained technician. If you call your local contractor and get an appointment for the installation, make sure that you have a backup plan. You don’t want to find out later that you need to come back to have the doors fixed, only to find that the contractor didn’t install them properly.
Broken Barn Springs
Spring is another part that can break or become damaged over time. This can happen when it becomes overstressed from all the weight of the door. Most companies offer spring replacements as part of their service. These parts are often used in many other areas of a house, so the company may come out and install a new spring in the area where your door is located.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are pleased to give free estimates for sliding and patio doors. Since maintenance and repair work includes on-site inspection by a qualified technician, we can charge a minimum service fee to diagnose equipment problems.
We guarantee our rollers replacement within one year, we guarantee that the rollers are free from manufacturer's defects. We do not guarantee the adjustment of old rollers or rollers that we have not installed.
One of the most common problems with sliding doors is dirt that gets stuck on the track. This dirt accumulates and can cause problems with the movement of the door itself. Another common problem with sliding doors is the standard wheels and ball bearings. They can quickly become corrosive, and this causes problems when you open and close the door.
Yes! We work 24/7 including weekends and holidays. Give us a call.
We currently service all of South Florida including Broward County, Palm Beach County, Miami Dade County.