Keeping Sliding Doors On Track

Use these tips to keep interior doors sliding smoothly.

Sliding glass doors are a great feature in a home. But if the doors are not maintained, and if the tracks aren’t cleaned, they can become difficult to slide.

The wheels on sliding glass doors operate like a train. The wheels hug and glide along a track. The first step is to keep the track clean and free of dirt that can clog the wheels. Whenever you clean your floors, clean out the dirt that accumulates in the track.

Other maintenance tips include tightening the screws on the track every six months. Loose screws can block the path of the door. Use a brush to clean the small drain holes along the side of the track twice a year. These holes allow trapped water to escape.

If the door still drags, adjust the height of the door by turning the screws on the side of the door. And remember to lubricate the tracks regularly. With a proper maintenance schedule, you’ll keep the glide in your sliding glass doors.

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