Patio Doors

Patio doors come in different types, but are usually ‘in-line sliding’, ‘tilt & slide’ and less common are ‘lift & slide’.

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Our areas of expertise fixing Patio Doors

Different types of doors use different handles and many older ones are now obsolete, but we have access to many variations and alternatives.

Different types of doors use different locks and many older ones are now obsolete, but we have access to many variations and alternatives.

Your sliding patio door may glide smoothly to the touch.

Alternatively it maybe stiff and heavy to open and close, and/or may run noisily. The lock might not operate easily.

Do these problems sound familiar?

Then the answer probably lies with the wheels or runners hidden away underneath the door. These suffer a lot of wear and tear, especially in salty and/or dusty environments. Bearings can seize up, and/or wear out. The result is the stiff or noisy operation, also possibly causing the lock to be out of alignment making that stiff.

The cure is at least to check the function, clean and lubricate the wheels and adjust if necessary. It may be necessary to replace them, but the result will be well worth while and will save more expensive wear and/or failure later.

The track or rail along the bottom of the door, should kept clean and free of debris. If this becomes worn or distorted, it will affect the ease of use of the doors. Generally, the track can be replaced if necessary.

Your sliding patio door may glide smoothly to the touch.

Alternatively it maybe stiff and heavy to open and close, and/or may run noisily. The lock might not operate easily.

Do these problems sound familiar?

Then the answer probably lies with the wheels or runners hidden away underneath the door. These suffer a lot of wear and tear, especially in salty and/or dusty environments. Bearings can seize up, and/or wear out. The result is the stiff or noisy operation, also possibly causing the lock to be out of alignment making that stiff.

The cure is at least to check the function, clean and lubricate the wheels and adjust if necessary. It may be necessary to replace them, but the result will be well worth while and will save more expensive wear and/or failure later.

These are a type of patio door, generally in uPVC, but can also be of aluminium construction; that as the name suggests; not only can they slide across; they can also just tilt inwards, for ventilation.

Because of the comparative complexity of the mechanical components, it is essential these are maintained properly. Lack of lubrication and/or occasional adjustment can make them tricky to operate, which will lead to longer term damage and potentially expensive (or even dangerous) failure.

Generally, lubrication of all moving parts with a light spray lubricant a couple of times a year (more if in a coastal area) should be sufficient, but if stiffness or other difficulty in operation is experienced, we recommend you give us a call to check it over.

The operation of these doors varies from make to make and even models of different makes.

They can be particularly susceptible to failure if operated roughly or incorrectly, maybe due to unfamiliarity. For this reason, we would not recommend them in multiple occupancy buildings or in rental properties, where users may not be aware of correct operation.

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