Every part of a home needs a good maintenance check, and french style patio doors in San Antonio are no exception. After all, the last thing you want is your patio doors malfunctioning when you least expect them. A stuck patio door, for example, means that your backyard party guests will have to go around to the front door every single time they need to use the bathroom.
Fortunately, patio door maintenance isn’t at all complicated. Here are some tips.
- Inspect the Tracks — If your sliding patio door is starting to stick, be sure to inspect the tracks for chips, divots and/or corrosion. The bottom track should be flat, wobble- and debris-free. Clean corroded spots with a narrow wire brush and a good rust remover/inhibitor spray. Vacuum the rust flakes and wipe everything down with a soft damp cloth.
- Check for Loose Screws — If your patio door is still giving you trouble, you should carefully inspect every screw and nail. Loose screws can be easily screwed back into place, but be careful not to overtighten them as you may end up loosening the thread.
- Check Your Warranty — If your french style patio doors are still within warranty coverage, schedule an appointment for repair.
- Patio Door Replacement — Otherwise, consider getting new patio doors. If you’re not comfortable with contemporary sliding doors, take this as an opportunity to consider getting traditional French doors — they swing out just like regular exterior doors in San Antonio.
No matter what patio door style you choose, don’t skimp on the functionality. Fortunately, our patio doors feature smooth gliding mechanisms, with energy efficiency features that help reduce your utility bills. And with fully transferable written limited warranties on both material and installation, you have the assurance that you won’t have problems with your patio doors for a long time.
If you would like to know more about our french style patio doors, or our other products and services like San Antonio doors and replacement windows, call us today at (210) 757-4224 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.
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