Guess what? One of the most common things that can go wrong in your home is your sliding door. Luckily for you, at Glass Window Repair we also offer Ft. Lauderdale sliding door repair.
Yes, we know sliding door repair doesn’t feature anywhere in our name, but as we have pointed out before, we started in business over 15 years ago with the intention of providing the best window repair service in Ft. Lauderdale, and indeed, we do. However, within weeks of opening we were getting inundated with calls for Ft. Lauderdale sliding door repair so we felt obliged to offer that to local residents as well, since there was – and still is – such a demand for it.
Why Do They Go Wrong So Often?
So why do sliding doors go wrong so often? The answer is twofold: they get used – a LOT – and they have a LOT of moving parts.
Taking a look at the first issue, let’s say your sliding door dates from the 1970’s. If you go into the yard – say – five or six times a day, your sliding door can have had a quarter of a million movements! Many people go in and out more often than that – especially if there are kids in the house running in and out all day and evening.
Then there are all the moving parts. One undeniable fact about moving parts is that they wear. First they wear down, then they wear out – i.e. get to the point where they are no longer fit for purpose and are unable to do the job that they are supposed to do. (It happens to some of us oldies, too!).
Outside Influences from the South Florida
Furthermore, sliding doors suffer from outside influences. The engine in your car has moving parts but they are all contained inside the engine. The moving parts in your sliding door are open to external influences such as YOU for instance. You go out into your yard after a July storm, and when you come back in some dirt from the yard falls off your shoe into the runners. It’s not just you. You open it in the fall and a leaf blows into the runners. Your cat and dog go in and out and drop pet hair into it. A snail or slug creeps into it and you don’t notice until there’s a nasty crunching noise as you close the door. Bird feathers get blown into the runners. One of the kids drops a sticky sweet into it.
Your poor old sliding door has a lot to put up with, and there comes a point when it says “Enough!” So now you need Ft. Lauderdale sliding door repair.
However, now you know why you need it, and you also know who to call.