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Sliding Glass Door


Sliding Glass DoorYesterday we went to repair a customer's sliding glass door. He said he was tired of fighting with it to get it to open. When he called in we told him it we would need to get the correct rollers for the bottom of the door, take the door off, and be done within a couple of hours.

When we got there and looked at it, sure enough you had to throw your shoulder into it to get it to budge. However, the track was filthy. It was covered in dirt with a layer of dog hair mixed in for good measure. Instead of the cost of replacing the rollers on the bottom of the door, we first tried to clean the track. This was pretty disgusting but effective.

Fortunately, the existing sliding glass door rollers were made of metal (some are actually plastic). So after the track was cleaned, we lubricated the rollers. I'm happy to report that the door is as smooth as butter.

Of course, the homeowner watched everything we did and decided to tackle the other door by himself. There is that old saying, "If you give a man a fish he can eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish he can eat for a lifetime". I'm guessing he will maintain his sliding glass door by himself from now on.


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