Installing Better Glass In Your Home

A few months ago, I realized that I really needed to update our windows and a few other glass fixtures around the house. I started searching for a great glass shop in the area, and I was able to find a place that I felt really good about. I worked with them to replace our mirrors, our glass shower enclosures, and our windows. When we were finished, our house looked and felt brand new on the inside and the outside. I was really impressed with how much of a difference those changes made. This blog is all about installing better glass in your home.

Are You Having Problems With Your Aluminum Sliding Door? Learn What Problems Can And Cannot Be Repaired


An aluminum sliding door is typically placed on your back door, allowing you to easily access your patio or backyard space. As the door hangs in place or is used, it can begin to develop problems. In some cases, these problems signal the end of the life of the door. In other cases, aluminum door repair services can be done to help restore function and life to the door. Here are a few common issues that may develop with aluminum sliding doors and whether they can or cannot be repaired. 

Bent Framework

Aluminum is one of the weaker types of metal. It is not as strong or durable as steel or iron. But it is more affordable, which is why you may have selected it. Unfortunately though, since it is not as strong, the aluminum framework can begin to bend or can have dents or dings in it. If there are minor or small dents or dings, these may be nothing to worry about. However, if the dents or bends in the framework are so large that the door can't glide open or shut, the door should be replaced. 

Stuck Rollers

Another issue that is fairly common with an aluminum sliding door is rollers that won't roll. The most common reason why this occurs is because the sunlight and heat have caused all the lubricant and oil in the roller to evaporate. Oiling the roller can help it to function again. If it doesn't, a repair service can replace any stuck or broken rollers. 


One of the benefits of aluminum is that it does not rust. But aluminum can corrode. If you notice any greenish or black markings on the metal, the metal may be begin to corrode. If the amount of corrosion is small, it can typically be buffed away with sandpaper. However, if there is a large amount of corrosion, the door should be replaced. 

Dirty Tracks

The last problem that can develop with aluminum sliding doors is dirty tracks. Dirt, dust, and other elements can build up on and around the tracks, which can make it hard for the door to open or close. A professional can properly clean the tracks so the door opens and closes as it should. 

If your aluminum sliding door is not sliding open or closed as it should, or you notice there are dings, dents, or rust on the frame, you will want to contact an aluminum door repair service. They can help you determine if your issue can be corrected or if your door needs to be replaced. 


20 November 2017