Patio doors come in different shapes and sizes; they can be solid doors, glass doors with wood frames or glass doors with aluminum frames and so on. The purpose of a patio door is to give an appealing exit/entry to and from the patio. Depending on the type of external door, there are several conditions that can make these doors require additional maintenance, but the primary one is their exposer to harsh weather which may cause the deterioration of the patio doors.
Types of Patio Doors
Patio doors are mostly commonly Sliding Doors, French Doors or Bi-fold Doors; all of which require more attention than internal doors due to weathering. Weather conditions or maintenance requirements play a big part in the lifespan of any door, especially if the door is not in good conditions. Other than mere wear and tear, shifting in the foundation can have an undesirable effect. A little 5mm shift in the foundation can make a door hard to open causing it to start rubbing or jamming.
Repair and/or Maintenance of Patio Doors
Since these doors are exterior, you need to maintain them by keeping them from being exposed to constant weathering; of course, this is only a problem if your door is not in good condition. Thus, you need not be concerned if it is well maintained. Wood doors, especially, need to be painted or stained every few years, or so, to keep them functioning and good-looking. Other patio doors, like sliding aluminum doors, may require their tracks to be regularly cleaned from dirt and grime to prevent them breaking down. French doors and Bi-fold doors are no exceptions; they also need regular maintenance. Bi-fold doors require adjustment to prevent any form of rubbing or scraping; this is normally done through the pivots and special hinges or adjustable brackets on the panels. A Myreno handyman can skillfully and efficiently carry out these repairs for you.
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