Sliding & Stacker Door Repairs

Is your sliding door making a grinding sound when opened and closed? Has the handle has been ripped off due to the force being applied to operate the doors? These are classic symptoms of roller breakdown and track damage. Age, salt crystal build up, debris such as sand, dirt & dog hair in the tracks are some of the reasons rollers break down. It is common for the sliding door to drop out of alignment making the doors difficult to open and close and producing a grinding or screeching sound and in some instances can cause the panel to fall out.

Roller Replacement

Exitoso & Co is also the company to choose to help you with sliding door roller replacement. If your sliding door roller isn’t functioning properly, the door is getting jammed on the track, is difficult to slide we can fix this kind of problem for you quickly and affordably.

There is a common misconception that sliding doors are difficult to slide due to their size and weight. Irrespective of the size your sliding doors should be able to slide with just a slight push – even with one finger.  Essentially, the sliding door should glide effortlessly.  If your sliding door requires force to open & close the rollers need to be replaced.  Roller collapse as a result of age, wear & team and debris on the track, environmental factors can affect the entire operation of the sliding door. The sliding door will drop out of alignment, the door can’t be latched / locked, the door becomes difficult to slide and there may even be a gap at the top allowing the elements in.  Whilst it may seem simple to replace the rollers yourself, they can actually be quite complex to do.  The correct roller for the size & weight of the door and its coastal position is important and these commercial grade rollers are often not available at your local hardware store. Once the rollers are replaced they need to be adjusted to sit in the frame correctly, so the doors glide smoothly.  Roller deterioration or collapse is often left until the door no longer opens and closes.  This can result in more damage to the door, track, and make the problem much worse. The end result will be a costlier repair that could have been prevented.

With proper care, your roller should last longer than the manufactures’ warranty period before they need replacing.  Sand, dog hair and dirty in the tracks are some of the leading causes of roller deterioration. Vacuuming the tracks to remove debris and washing down the sliding doors and hardware regularly will improve the longevity of the rollers.  Don’t leave roller replacement till the last minute, call Exitoso & Co for help. We will promptly repair or replace the roller and get the door running smoothly again.

Retrofit Rollers

We can also retro-fit existing rollers where the specific rollers are no longer available.

Sliding Door Track Repair & Capping

Damage to sliding door tracks is a common problem caused by roller collapse.  The sliding door will drop out of alignment and becomes difficult to slide open & closed.  Over time the doors become more difficult to operate and more and more force is applied to open and close the doors.  The misalignment means that that you have a metal on metal effect causing friction and gauging of the tracks.  The sliding doors and make a loud grinding or screeching sound when they are forced open & closed. It can also cause the sliding door to jump off the tracks. This kind of damage needs to be repaired before the rollers can be replaced.  If the track is not repaired or capped it will lead to roller damage again. This means more expense in the long run. This is why it is important to call in the professionals when it comes to sliding door track repair or track capping.

Exitoso & Co, are the leading experts in track repairs & cappings.  We have an extensive range of track capping sizes and grooves. If your sliding doors are experiencing any of these symptoms don’t wait, call us today!

Track Capping

A track capping is not a track replacement.  To replace the track you would need to replace the whole frame around the door that houses the track.  A very costly exercise! A track capping is a cost-effective solution to extensively damaged tracks.  A thin aluminium or stainless-steel track cap with matching moulds is laid over the existing track and screwed into place. A track capping must be done across the entire track so the window glides smoothly when being operated.  However, a track capping is not always possible, if there is insufficient space between the existing track and the door panel or where that specific track mould is not available. Track damage can compromise and damage new rollers meaning they may need to be replaced before the roller warranty period is reached.

Track Repair

A track repair is a manual file & sand of the track performed by hand by the technician.  A track repair is utilised where track damage is minor or where a track capping is not a possible solution.  For extensively damaged tracks, a sliding door track repair can take a significant amount of effort & time to perfect and where this can’t adequately achieve the desired result would not be undertaken. Track damage can compromise and damage new rollers meaning they may need to be replaced before the warranty period is reached. Refer to Track Capping for an alternate solution.

Sliding Door Lock & Handle Replacement

The locks and handles on sliding doors can become defective over time, corrosion from salt air and debris as well as excessive force to open & close the door can cause them to fail.  Lock & Handle replacements can be easily achieved unless we can’t source a like for like replacement.  Where this occurs, we will try and match a replacement that is a close to the original foot print of the lock or handle as possible.

Sliding Door Weather Pile Replacement

Sliding doors can rattle in the wind and become draughty this can be caused by deterioration of weather pile seals. This is also referred to as mohair seals or weather strips.  Replacing the weather pile seals on sliding windows can address these issues and may save you money on your power bills.

Hinged Doors

We can replace the hinges on internal or external timber, glass and security screen doors and replace locks.  We can also plane the door and rehang it so that is fits correctly in the frame.

There are many reasons why door hinges may need replacing. Firstly, using the right hinge for the application is paramount.  The size, weight, type of wood and density, location and usage of the door are important factors when choosing hinges for your doors.  Ultimately, the wrong hinge will almost certainly lead to problems. Everything from door sag, scraping on trims and floor, alignment issues and eventually snapping or breaking the hinges are all probable issues.

The material the hinge is fabricated from also plays an important role especially for high traffic or usage areas.   External doors may require more robust hinges than in internal door and even the screws used can pose a problem when gravity takes over.  Checking door hinges on a regular basis and tightening the screws can help but if your door is scraping, sagging, or the wrong hinges have been used Exitoso & Co can replace them with the right hinge.