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How to Fix a Sticky Sliding Patio Door




Various things can cause your sliding patio door to malfunction. If you’re dealing with a particularly sticky door, there are a few solutions that you could try to get it fixed in no time. Here are some tips from Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey-New York Metro, a trusted provider of sliding window and patio door services.

Check Your Warranty

Patio doors typically have long warranty periods, so you might want to check the terms before doing anything to your door. Make sure you won’t do anything that might void your warranty. Typically, a common reason behind sticky patio doors is a dirty track. However, if your track is free of dirt and debris and you’re at a loss regarding the cause of the problem, you should consider calling a pro. If your warranty is still in effect, it may cover the service or replacement parts needed to fix your patio door.

Check the Rollers

Like window replacement, patio door replacement is an expensive job. That’s why you should act quickly when problems occur. If the track seems fine, you might want to check the rollers next. Dirt or debris can make it difficult to open and close a sliding patio door, so you have to clean the rollers. You can use water and hard-bristle brush for this. This is also a good opportunity to add silicone lubricant to the wheels. Make sure to remove the rollers before performing these steps. 

Inspect the Weatherstripping

You should also have the weatherstripping checked. This part can get loose or damaged. And since the weatherstripping isn’t tightly secured, unnecessary friction is created. In this case, the best thing to do is replace the weatherstripping.

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey-New York Metro provides a wide range of windows to suit different homes. Whether you need a bow and bay window or casement window, rest assured that our products meet high standards. Call us at (908) 497-1020 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Jackson and Toms River, New Jersey.


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