Casualties Of War
It’s something we see all the time with patio doors that have been neglected. An unfortunate casualty from the ongoing battle with a stubborn, sticky, sliding door. The innocent bystander caught in the crossfire between a frustrated individual trying to open the door and its worn rolling components. You know what I speak of. The broken handle.
As we tug and pull and drag that heavy door across the track, with failed rollers and door frame digging and gouging the bead intended to carry it along – the poor little handle bears the brunt of the force. How many screws attach it to the door frame again? Maybe two. And if it’s a nicer model, the handle might be made of aluminum or some other type of metal rather than plastic. Pity the person who experiences the death of a handle in hand. Pray that the door frame and glass remain intact.
Yet Hope Remains
There is a silver lining to this cloud. Though it is not uncommon for us to arrive on scene to witness a broken patio door handle, in almost every instance, we have been able to repair or replace the failed unit. It is an extremely rare occasion where we haven’t found a solution. So all stories are not tales of woe. There is hope.
Save The Handles!
But what can be done to stop the broken-patio-door-handle carnage? The simple answer is to nip the problem in the bud. When you find yourself starting to fight your sliding door – don’t wait. Call Bay Area Sliding Door Repair and let us take care of the problem before more damage is done. In most cases the repair will include new rollers and a resurfaced track bead that will extend the life of the sliding door another couple of decades. And what a difference that alone will make!