Sliding Glass Door Repair
Is your sliding glass door stuck, sticking, in need of new hardware or glass? A damaged sliding glass door isn’t just inconvenient but can pose a safety risk to your household. Just like a broken window, it’s vital to repair your home’s sliding glass door as soon as possible.
At Glass Doctor®, many of our local technicians are trained to repair and replace all types of glass doors, including sliding glass doors. Our technicians, operating out of over 270 locations in the US, are available to help you today. Schedule an appointment online or call (833) 365-2927.
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How to Repair a Sliding Glass Door
While a sliding glass door may prove to be a huge asset to a home, allowing copious amounts of fresh air and sunlight into a space, over time, they may require repair. Common issues with sliding glass doors include:
- A Door That’s Difficult to Slide
A door that is difficult to slide may need a roller replacement or may need to be realigned. Try these steps to fix a door that is difficult to slide:
- Begin the fix by cleaning the bottom door track. Be sure to remove debris, big and small, to ensure a smooth slide.
- Due to fluctuations in weather and frequency of use, it’s possible for a sliding glass door’s roller to require adjustment. Use the adjusting screws at the bottom of the metal door frame to raise or lower the rollers. Adjust until the door slides appropriately.
If neither of these tricks improve the function of your sliding glass door, it is likely time to replace the door’s rollers. While DIY roller repair is possible, it is difficult. We recommend hiring your local Glass Doctor to replace your sliding glass door rollers.
- Broken Hardware
Like any door or window, the hardware on a sliding glass door will degrade overtime. It’s very common for sliding glass door hardware to require replacement. At Glass Doctor, we frequently replace sliding glass door hardware, including handles, locks, strikes and keepers, rollers / wheels, tracks, guides and bumpers.
- Cracked or Shattered Glass
Sliding glass doors are often equipped with double pane glass (an insulated glass unit or IGU) or laminated / safety glass. This type of glass repair is our specialty. Not only can we replace the existing glass, we can replace the unit with upgraded glass including glass that is tinted, textured or equipped with energy efficient upgrades. Most glass repair and replacement may be completed on location.
- Deteriorated Seal
Seals around doors and windows are vital to the function of your home as they help to keep debris, critters and the elements out of your home. A deteriorated seal can lead to water damage and insects inside your home. If your local Glass Doctor does not engage in seal replacement, we recommend contacting our friends at Mr. Handyman.
- A Ripped Screen
One of the best parts of a sliding glass door is its screen! A sliding screen door, sized to accompany your sliding glass door, allows fresh air into your home. A ripped or damaged screen compromises the function of your door and makes it less valuable to your household.
Although repairing a sliding glass door can be a DIY job, it isn’t recommended. Sliding glass doors are a significant investment, with average prices for parts and installation hovering between $1,200 and $3,000. Protect your investment with professional repairs from your local Glass Doctor.
The Importance of Professional Sliding Glass Door Repair
Whether you’re looking to repair your rollers or replace your unit’s glass, it’s important to find professionals who’ve worked on custom glass designs and pride themselves on producing truly unique, quality work.
At Glass Doctor, we pride ourselves on providing:
- Energy-efficient glass to reduce energy costs and save on utility bills.
- Decorative glass options with matching side windowpanes to enhance the look of your home.
- Double-pane windows to ensure energy efficiency within your home.
- Laminated and tempered glass that meets regulations for hurricane safety to protect your home against all kinds of weather.
Find Sliding Glass Door Repair Near Me
Glass Doctor operates over 270 locations in the US and Canada. Find the Glass Doctor nearest you to get started.