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7 Common Glass Door Problems

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Common glass door problems and their solutions

Glass adds a clean, fresh, modern touch to homes with its refined and sleek finish. These days, most homes have glass windows and doors that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also make the home more energy efficient. High-quality glass surfaces instantly brighten up the home and make the space looks larger. Most modern glass doors and windows are made of high-quality glass designed to withstand temperature changes and minor impacts without losing their original appeal. However, with time, it is normal to have glass door problems. While some glass door problems can be easily repaired, a replacement could be the only solution for others. Here are the top 5 glass door problems that we encounter: 

The door sticks 

When it comes to glass door problems, one of the most prevalent issues is doors becoming misaligned or sticking, hindering the smooth operation and requiring attention for resolution. The most common causes of a glass door sticking are the build-up of soap scum and a loose screw. Thankfully, both these issues can be resolved easily. Look for any loose screws that might be causing the problem. Just take a screwdriver and tighten the loose screws and it should solve the problem. If build-up of scum is the problem, clean the shower door properly using a glass-friendly cleanser or a simple solution of vinegar or lemon water. Scrub down the whole shower thoroughly and rinse it off properly. 

Bent tracks 

Bent tracks can prevent the glass door from sliding properly. In case the tracks are bent inward, they will push against the roller and prevent the glass door from opening. When they are bent outwards, they can push the door off the track. You can tap the track gently with a hammer or use pliers to bring the track back into place. It is best to remove the door before attempting any repairs on the track or you may risk damaging the door. We recommend calling professionals to carry out the job for you.  

Broken rollers 

Broken rollers can prevent glass doors from sliding. The best way to prevent this is by using high-quality rollers, as they are more durable and less susceptible to bending and breakage. Once your rollers are damaged, the only solution is to have them replaced. 

Stripped sealant 

Over time, the sealant on your glass door may start to strip off. When this happens, you should immediately replace it. If you ignore the problem for too long, it can loosen the glass, allow elements to enter the building, and increase the risk of breakage. So, a new sealant should be applied at the earliest. 

The door doesn’t stay shut. 

Glass door problems encompass a range of issues, including frequent instances of doors getting stuck or jammed, causing inconvenience and frustration. If your glass door does not stay closed, it could be due to some loose screws. So, check the hinges, latches, and handles for loose screws and tighten them with a screwdriver if required. Also, try cleaning the hinge area using a mild detergent.  

The door drags 

A common problem with sliding glass doors is that sometimes they start dragging. It happens when the door is misaligned and clamps need to be adjusted. This repair job is best left to the professionals because it involves removing the glass door.  

Scratches or minor cracks 

Minor cracks or scratches are usually not a cause of concern and not a sign that you need to replace the glass door. Professionals can repair minor cracks and scratches. However, when the damage is extensive, it is best to have the glass door replaced.  

Glass door problems can range from cracks and shattered panels to issues with alignment and functionality. It is important to address glass door problems promptly to maintain the safety, security, and aesthetics of your space.

If you are looking for top-end glass door and window installation and repair services, get in touch with our team now.