Replacement of Sliding Screen Door Wheels
Sliding screen door wheels can be a nightmare if not well taken care of. Poor maintenance translates into wear and tear on these wheels. There are a number of ways through which you can prevent the instances in which this occurs. This will, in the long run, save you a lot of money owing to the fact that periodic replacements can very expensive.
First, you should take note that debris and dust usually coalesce around the track and by extension the wheels. This calls for leaning. You can clean both the track and the wheels using a stiff but small brush that can reach the spaces on the wheel. Additionally, there is a need to constantly lubricate the wheel using non-waxing lubricants. This will aid in seamless gliding which is very essential for the effective functioning of the door. If you have problems with your sliding glass doors, rollers or bolts don't estimate to call or email us and get quality work.
If these two maintenance strategies are not observed, then there is the likelihood that frequent tear and ware will characterize the wheels. This will mean that you will have to replace them from time to time. You should note that although the identified strategies can help your wheels in having a longer life, they will still wear off at some point. When this happens, the screen door will automatically become unleveled and as such it will not glide smoothly as you expect. This will force you to replace the worn-out wheels with new ones. You can easily do this by yourself.
Step 1 - Remove the Screen Door
The wheels are usually located at the bottom of the door. As such, they are inaccessible if you fail to remove the screen door itself. In doing this, you will need an extra hand to help you out. Carrying the door away all by you might lead to more losses especially when the door falls. You also need a screwdriver. Identify the screws that hold the door onto the frame. Loosen these screws carefully as you aide holds the door. After you have loosened all the attaching screws, you can carry the door off the track with your friend. Ensure that the door is placed on a flat surface to avoid further damage.
Step 2 - Remove Old Wheels
Wheels, as we have mentioned, are found below the sliding door. Removing them needs a lot of keenness lest the track is bent leading to further repairs. With the use of your screwdriver, push the wheels up until they slide into the door frame. Ensure that you disentangle the wheels from the lower part of the frame of the sliding door. This will enable the frame t lift up and come out. Establish the position of the two screws and remove them from the frame using a screwdriver. At this point ensure that the frame is removed from the sliding door. Remove the wheels from the frame.
Step 3 - Replace Sliding Door Wheels
After you have removed the old wheels, you should contact your local hardware for a similar model. The model you buy must be able to fit in the intended space left by the worn-out one. Luckily enough, most manufacturers have a copy of installation procedures enclosed in the package. This makes work easier.
Insert the new wheels into the rightful position and adjust them into the rightful position. Ensure that there is no hindrance as far as rolling is a concern. You definitely want to see your door rolling smoothly. Start with attaching the lower frame onto the sliding door and push wheels into the frame. It is now time to get the door back into its original position. This is achieved using several screws that were removed in the earlier stages. Check on the wheel’s functionality.