Sliding doors use wheels (rollers) to glide across the bottom door track. The wheels are subject to normal wear and tear and they are not designed to last forever. If your home has pets, chances are you will find a lot of hair in the tracks and probably in the patio door wheels themselves. Your patio door needs to use the wheels or rollers to slide across the tracks. This is the most common replacement part that fixes the majority of the calls we receive.
Just like a train runs on a track so does your sliding door. Over time sliding door tracks wear and become damaged, resulting in the premature degradation of rollers causing a noisy sliding door. The track needs to be free of warps, bumps and dings to work effectively. Provided the track damage is minor, we may be able to install a sliding door track cap. This is installed over your existing track in an attempt to save you from the cost of an extensive repair. Installing a stainless steel patio door track cover, (the secret to a quiet sliding door!) can work in some cases. In others, the track is extensively twisted, dinged, warped, pitted and just plain ‘had it’ then the original track needs to be removed and new track is cut to length (on site) and placed over the original worn and damaged track. Additional charges apply for all track replacement services.
A sliding door track cover protects newly installed door rollers from a damaged track giving a sliding door many more years of extra service. The advantage of a patio door track cover is it allows sliding doors to roll smoothly and quietly, just like new. Sometimes a total track replacement is required for severely damaged tracks. The downside is that track covers can only be fitted to about 40% of patio doors and they don’t last forever. They will help heal a rough, noisy door and the silence is golden!
Empire patio sliding door services can fix most sliding doors by carrying the correct tools, installing quality made rollers and rejuvenating the track with a stainless steel cover cut to size. Our technicians are fully trained and possess all of the relevant skills, tools and experience needed to repair your sliding doors, in about 90 minutes and leave you with a 2 year guarantee!
(Offer Valid for Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Perris and Metro Riverside)