Sliding Glass Door Repair in West Palm Beach
Sliding glass doors are wonderful to use when they're in good condition. They are a great addition to any family room or any room that looks out onto a patio, pool, or back yard. But when your sliding doors no longer move as they should, you need help from an expert. For sliding glass door repair in West Palm Beach contact R C Windows & Doors. Remember, you don't always have to replace your sliding doors if they're giving you a hard time. We can usually repair your sliding doors and make them work and look as good as new.
How do sliding glass doors work?
Sliding doors move or slide along a track that sits in a frame. This track is often made of aluminum, but can be made of plastic or wood as well. Some sliding doors have rollers at the top and bottom of the door panels, and some have rollers only at the bottom.
Lightweight sliding doors are sometimes hung from the top rail. Heavier weight door panels, such as those that are used as a patio door, usually sit on or in a bottom rail.
The heavier external doors usually have one panel that is stationary and attaches to the frame permanently on one side. One door panel is mobile and rolls along the track to open and close.
Sliding doors are locked with any of a variety of available latches, usually dependent on the manufacturers preferences.
What types of problems do sliding doors have?
Rollers or bearings wear out over time. They usually last about 6-10 years. When they wear out, they can usually be replaced with new replacement rollers or bearings.
Tracks can wear out or get chewed up. This happens because of regular use, or because dirt and rocks get in the bottom track and then they are ground in by the normal use of the door. Tracks can be repaired repaired by capping them.
Sticky doors that don't roll or that want to jump the track are sometimes symptoms of a bigger problem. However, they are often caused by worn rollers or bearings , or damaged tracks, or a combination of both problems.
Water seeping in or under a sliding glass door when it rains is a common door problem in West Palm Beach. This can happen when the railing or tracks are severely worn or damaged. It's also possible that drainage holes are clogged or calking is dried out.
Truth be told, any of these problems can be repaired by a competent do-it-yourselfer, with all the necessary tools, good instruction, and someone to help. But it can be dangerous, and time consuming to do it yourself. There is so much that can go wrong. And don't forget, glass can break. Is it worth the risk? We don't think so. That's why we think you should give us a call if your sliding glass doors aren't working the way they're supposed to.
We Repair Sliding Doors in West Palm Beach
If a door is so badly worn out that it will be cheaper or more cost effective to replace the door, we'll let you know. If it only needs a few parts and a tune-up, we'll let you know that as well. At R C Windows and Doors we're all about doing what's right for you.
There's no doubt as a consumer you have a lot of options when you need sliding door repair in West Palm Beach. Here are several reasons we think you should consider R C Windows & Doors first:
We have decades of experience fixing and installing all types of windows and doors.
We do not send commissioned sales people to sell you products and services you don't need.
We truly care about our customers and have a long-term view. We want to see you again in the future, and we want your referrals.
We are licensed, bonded, and insured.
Give us a call. We think you'll see the difference between R C Windows & Doors, and any other window repair guys, the first time you meet us.