Sliding Patio Doors Maintenance and Care

Sliding Patio Doors Maintenance and Care

To ensure smooth operation of your sliding patio door, the door rollers must be properly adjusted. These rollers are located behind the two snap plugs located in the door's bottom rail. With the door slightly open, adjust the rollers with a screwdriver so that the operating panel aligns with the side jamb. Then check the door's operation to assure smooth closure and adjust until optimum operation is achieved. Hurd provides two nylon shims to be attached on the top rail of the door before the door is installed. Make sure that these shims are in place! If they are not, you may notice excessive play at the top of the door. If needed, these shims can be lubricated with wax or silicone spray.

The screen has adjustable rollers. Adjust these rollers by turning the screw to raise or lower the screen. The rollers are located on the bottom rail of the screen and are accessible from inside your home.

The door lock and strike plate are also adjustable. If you are experiencing difficulty in latching the door, it may be necessary to adjust the strike plate located on the side jamb of the door up or down. Or you may need to adjust the door latch in or out. Your sliding patio door will continue to operate smoothly as long as you keep the aluminum sill track clean and free of debris.

Security Foot-Bolt: Thoroughly clean this track on a regular basis using a mild soap and water. To lock the bolt, depress the top switch. To release, press the side switch.