Nothing can be more frustrating than a sliding glass door that does not move properly. Problems of a sliding glass door can include a stiff or immovable roller. Usually, this is as a result of the rollers being worn out owing to years of use. Sometimes, by cleaning the track of the bottom of the sliding doors, it might begin to work once again.
On the other hand, if it doesn’t, you might want to contact emergency Glaziers in Surrey to repair your glass,or you can replace them yourself.
Here are tips on how to replace your faulty sliding glass door rollers.
Replacing A Sliding Glass Door Roller
In order to replace a sliding glass door roller, you will first have to remove the door itself from its frame. Know that you must never force the door during your attempt to remove it from its frame. It could cause serious damage not to mention, break or crack the glass. With gentle but careful effort, you can have the glass door safely removed from its frame and ready to replace its rollers.
Once the doors have been removed, follow the steps below to replace the rollers
- Loosen the screws
There are screws holding the rollers in place. In some doors, the screws are found above the adjustment screw. In some other glass doors, especially newer ones, the screws are located right next to the rollers, on the bottom of the doors. Using a screwdriver, loosen the roller screws and keep them safe until you are ready to install the new ones.
- Remove the rollers
With the screws loose, the rollers can easily be removed by pulling them out. Since they are present on both sides of the door, be sure to remove both sides as well.
- Finding a suitable replacement
Different rollers are meant for different types of glass doors. You must be sure of the exact type of rollers that are meant for your doors before fixing them in. Know that your glass doors should not be left unattached to the door frame for long. If you haven’t got the replacement rollers yet, it would be wise to leave the old one on till you get the new one. Also, when getting a new one, take the old one along with you to the store, or write it down and possibly take a picture of it along, just to be sure you get the right one. Your glass repair process can go south if you don’t get the right replacement.
- Fitting in the new rollers
Now that you have the new rollers, install them by lining up the holes on it with the holes on the glass door bottom. Attach the screws you removed earlier and screw them back tightly using a screwdriver. Test the rollers, and make sure they spin before reinstalling your glass door into the frame.
- Cleaning the roller track
Before you reinstall your glass door, take a minute to clean the track. You may not realise, but this can go a long way to make the new rollers last longer. Begin by using a vacuum cleaner with a thin, long attachment to suck up the dirt in the tracks. Afterwards, wipe off with a damp cloth and then spray a lubricant to help the rollers slide over smoothly. When all these are done, then you can install the glass door back into its frame.
Do you need help replacing the rollers on your glass door? Are you in need of expert glass replacement in Surrey? If yes, get in touch with us at Surrey Glaziers London.
We offer 24/7 emergency glazing in Surrey to all of our customers who need our help and advice. Call us at any time of the day, during out of work hours and also during emergencies. Our expert glaziers will be more than willing to attend to you.