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18 December 2023

How To Adjust Slimline Sliding Doors

How To Adjust Slimline Sliding Doors

You may be wondering why is my patio door not sliding smoothly or why are they so hard to open and close? There can be a few reasons why this is happening and can be fixed with a few adjustments by yourself, without the help of a professional. Let’s take a look at what is required to fix the issue.

You will require the following to adjust your sliding doors –

  • Plain cloth
  • Screw driver
  • Grease spray
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Fast acting degreaser

 

How to Adjust Sliding Doors

Adjusting your sliding doors is a simple task that is efficient and helps immediately.

Cleaning the Tracks

Dirt that is built up in the tracks of your sliding doors can cause problems with the functionality, which leads to it being difficult to open and closing or a stiff sliding. By cleaning the tracks regularly, it will help the smoothness of the opening and upkeep the condition of the sliding doors.

Simply vacuum the hardware of the tracks and use a hose to get any stubborn dirt out with the pressure. To finish off, use a cloth to dry it off and create a nice finish to the door.

Greasing Sliding Door Track

By using grease on the tracks of your sliding doors, this can lubricate it to help the operation of it sliding along and keep the door secure in place. To do this, ensure all dirt is removed from the tracks so grease can firmly stick to all hardware. Spray the moving parts of the track with a generous amount of grease to cover all parts.

This will help ensure a smooth sliding movement can be performed to ensure original functionality.

Adjust the Rollers

To adjust, uninstalling the door from its frame and placing it somewhere safely is crucial. Loosen the screws and hold the roller housing in place, turn the lower roller counterclockwise until it is possible to adjust its height or lateral position. Make sure to reinstall the door securely when completed.

When all necessary adjustments have been made, it is important to test the door to see if the desired look has been achieved and the sliding door is fully functioning how it should be. A thorough inspection of your sliding door should be done if you feel they aren’t sliding properly to look for signs of built up debris and misaligned rollers, then action can be taken in adjusting using the above tasks.

If you are interested in getting sliding doors installed into your home, we offer a few different ranges of slimline sliding doors with beautiful appearances. Their smooth operation and natural light flooding in will transform your home, request a free quote today using our quoting tool!

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