A sliding patio door is an excellent addition to your living space. Not only does it save floor space and frame a grand view of your landscaping, but it usually has an ENERGY STAR® seal that guarantees its energy efficiency.
However, some homeowners are still hesitant to choose a sliding patio door over a traditional hinged patio door due to certain issues. Most of these issues can be attributed to a poor-quality product and lack of maintenance. Homecraft® Inc. expounds on this in today’s blog.
- Dirty Rollers. Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate in the track, causing the sliding door to stick and become difficult to operate. As a result, the rollers wear and fail more rapidly. Fortunately, this problem can be easily avoided by including your sliding door in your cleaning routine once in a while.
- Broken Panes. While many factors can break the glass of a sliding door, it usually occurs when the unit is not sealed properly. Once the seal fails, the affected pane can crack and shatter as a result of fluctuations in temperatures.
- Misaligned Wheels. The wheels of a sliding patio door need to accurately fit in the track to operate smoothly. Sometimes, however, these wheels jump out and become jammed. This can only be fixed by readjusting the screws holding the rollers against the track.
- Compromised Locks. Old models of sliding doors are notorious for poor security because of their simple latches that can be easily pried open by intruders. This is why it is crucial that you invest in a product with a sophisticated locking system.
Our experts at Homecraft Inc. are here to help you create a comfortable and secure living experience for you and your family. If you are planning to purchase and install top-quality sliding patio doors with an excellent warranty, give us a call (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form.