Some homeowners like to repair sliding doors themselves, but the mechanisms are small and tricky to operate and shouldn’t be handled if you lack the confidence or DIY experience to do the job properly. Plus professional sliding door repair services will be able to:
Provide all the necessary tools and equipment needed to safely tackle the problem of stiff, stubborn patio doors.
Use professional vacuum equipment to clean dust and dirt from the tracks on your patio doors to ensure smooth running along both the bottom and upper groove.
Re-adjust the height and/or width of any doors that have warped or been damaged along the groove or closing edges.
Repair or fix cracked plastic or wooden frames that are blocking the sliding mechanisms.
Replace any worn or damaged rollers that are preventing the doors from sliding properly.
Add any extra locks or latches that will prevent people from pulling on the closed doors when you would prefer they are kept out of use.
Finish the job to a high-quality service within a matter of hours
Of course, sliding door repairs aren’t always as complicated as they might first appear, and if all fixing your sliding mechanism involves is a tightening of a screw here and there then there is no reason why you can’t get the work done yourself. As long as the job can be patched up with the tools at your disposal, and you’re sure about your basic DIY ability, then giving it a go could save you a lot of extra time hiring a contractor.
That said, hiring a sliding patio door repair service for a persistent problem is always advisable. A qualified contractor will, after all, have the relevant experience in all kinds of patio door repair problems, from broken frames to dislodged rollers and cracked grooves, and will therefore be able to identify and fix what’s causing your patio doors to jam within a matter of hours.