Sliding Closet Door Mirrors – Heavier Than You Think

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Sliding Closet Door MirrorsThis may come as no surprise to many homeowners: a sliding closet door with mirrors tends could have issues that are not present with standard closet doors.

The reason: Mirrored doors, constructed with metal framing, are heavy. The heavier the sliding door, the greater wear and tear will be on the rollers and tracks. Many people who live in homes built in the 1970s and 1980s, when mirrored sliding closet doors were popular, have experienced the grinding of a closet door that happens after years of use.

If you are tired of tugging on a stubborn slider to gain access to your clothes, or have often crunched your fingers against the heavy doors, you have options:

  • Replace the mirrored door. A professional can install new, lighter doors of a more contemporary style. This may be your best choice if the door track is damaged or bent.
  • Perform simple maintenance. Check to see if the sliding door has gotten untracked. If it has, try to place it back in the track by gently lifting and setting it down again. This may require some loosening and tightening of screws at the top of the door frame. Cleaning the track of dust and debris may also make the door easier to move. For a thorough cleaning, a flashlight will help you see.
  • Replace the rollers. Another job for a pro, unless you are handy or have done this before. The most common reason a sliding door of any type becomes difficult to operate is damage to the rollers, or wheels, at the bottom of the door.

A-1 On Track is an experienced sliding door contractor that repairs or replaces all types of sliding doors. Call us at 408-866-0267 today.

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