NEW JERSEY -- Nothing derails backyard enjoyment like a malfunctioning patio door. Instead of inviting the outdoors inside, a broken door makes going to the grill a hassle, invites unwanted pests and results in higher energy bills due to lost air conditioning. However, ensuring your patio doors are on track is simple, thanks to the window and door experts at Renewal by Andersen.
When dealing with a sticky door, start by inspecting the tracks for corrosion, chips or divots. The bottom of the track – the part where the door panels slide – should be flat, debris free and firmly in place. If there is rust or corrosion on the two parallel bars on either side of the flat bottom, use a narrow high-quality wire brush to address areas that cause the door to stick. After vacuuming the track, wipe the area with a soft, damp cloth, but avoid using harsh chemicals or sharp objects on stubborn stains.
Loose screws can also interfere with operation. If the door is still difficult to open, make sure none nails and screws holding the door in place are loose or stick up and cause the door to hang.
Sometimes even the best cleaning job doesn't quite cut it and it can be time to replace your patio doors. Larry Landes, the president of Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey, is an expert in the field. “I would say that the most common issue people have is that their windows and patio doors are not efficient," said Landes. "So many of our customers have gotten used to having rooms in their home that they don’t use because they are too hot in the summer or too cold and drafty in the winter. Once they have their patio doors and windows replaced, they are surprised by just how big a difference it can make."
If you notice issues with your patio doors or windows, the experts at Renewal by Andersen are here to help. Renewal by Andersen is the replacement division of Andersen, the window and door brand with over 113 years of experience. They handle it all, from custom building, to installing, to warranting their products, so there’s no middleman to deal with.
For more information, visit Renewal by Andersen or call (201) 565-3600 today.