Many people are initially concerned with the “How-To” when it comes to repairing a door or window issue. We try to focus on the “How come?” aspect, or more properly, the “Why”. When scheduling an appointment with Bay Area Sliding Door Repair, the “How-To” gets taken care of by specially-trained and qualified TechPROs. But the key is in knowing “Why”. To give an example, let’s take a look at a common scenario.
Even something seemingly beneficial such as lubricating, if overdone, can weaken and soften metal over the course of time.
A customer calls about a locking issue on their sliding patio door and describes the problem by stating that, “The door won’t lock unless we lift the door and slam it closed.” The assumption is that the lock is broken and needs to be fixed or replaced. The question becomes, “How do I do that?” An appointment is scheduled and upon arrival, a Bay Area Sliding Door Repair technician assesses the situation by asking “why” the door is not locking properly. After a thorough investigation he determines that the “lock problem” is really the end result of badly worn rollers and a severely damaged track.
While this is only one possible scenario for such an issue, there are, in fact, other situations could be the culprit for this sliding door problem. Examples include:
- A sagged header
- Severe settling (out of square)
- Water damage (dry rot)
- Termite/ant problems
- Severely damaged track from old, worn rollers, or
- A previous improper install.
Even something seemingly beneficial such as lubricating, if overdone, can weaken and soften metal over the course of time. This promotes quicker wear in areas like the track. So the advice we offer here is to take the guesswork out of your diagnosis. There’s no charge to call us (at least not from our end), so why not drop us a line or email us with your question. It’ll save you time and frustration from playing the fix-it game, and back to the things you enjoy doing most.