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Understanding the Concept of a Sliding Door Roller

A sliding door roller is a wheel utilized as a means for supporting sliding doors, and is kept in place by a door track. Sliding door wheels could be adjusted to the top or bottom of the door, however, some sliding doors make use of two roller assemblies on each end to provide smooth and easy movement all the way around.

Usage & Attributes of a Sliding Door Roller

By and large, one can employ sliding door casters for personal or commercial purposes at homes or businesses. To be exact, heavy-duty sliding door tracks and rollers could be utilized as a sliding glass door roller replacement, for garage and barn doors, and even showers along with screen doors. But regardless of whether you’re choosing barn door rollers or sliding glass door wheels, you’ll have to take into account the dimensions and the material such items are made of. Thus, standard sliding glass door rollers come in sizes from 1 to 3 inches, and are predominantly manufactured from steel or nylon. In most cases, customers prefer steel sliding door rollers since they are durable for up to 30 years and hence, hold up better, but they are noisy and make the door track wear fast. At the same time, a nylon sliding door wheel replacement is less harsh to the door track but has a shorter service life of 12-20 years.

Guide on a Sliding Glass Door Wheel Replacement

A sliding glass door wheel replacement is a meticulous process that first requires you to remove the screen door if you have one. Then, you’ll need to dismount the door track that’s usually in front of the glass door. Once this is finished, you must use a screwdriver to uninstall the metal strip next to the top of the glass door, which is responsible for keeping the door upright. After that, turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise, raise the rollers, and lift the glass door up and off the track. Next, put the door on a large surface, remove old rollers, and install new ones by roller sliding them into the same place from which the old wheels were removed. Finally, put the door back on the track, and readjust the rollers according to the appropriate height.