Sliding Door Repair and Installation in the Tampa Bay Area – Call 813-812-4947
Closet door track damaged beyond repair and in need of replacement. Note all the metal shavings. The damage was caused by using a steel roller on an aluminum track.
These closet door roller should have been changed years ago. The doors are original to the home and the home is about 25 years old. Needless to say the track was damaged and needed replacement. We installed new rollers on the closet doors and replaced the bottom track, and now they roll as good as new. And it was less than half the cost of new doors!
New "Anti-Skip Track" for mirrored closet doors. The track bead, where the rollers roll, sits down in a trough. This keeps the rollers from jumping off the track. Ask about the "No-Skip" track from Slides Rite Sliding Door Repair.
If we have one piece of advice when it comes to repairing closet doors, it's "don't ever use a metal roller on an aluminum track." Most metal closet door rollers are made of steel, and the steel roller is harder than the aluminum track. These rollers will destroy the bottom track of your closet doors in no time.
Slides Rite Sliding Door Repair takes pride in this closet door roller. We have it made to our own specifications. This roller fits many different types of mirrored closet doors. It is a true sealed precision bearing roller. This roller will make your closet doors roll with smooth, quiet ease.
This is just one example of an obsolete top-hung closet door rolling system. It is our experience that top hung mirror doors fail much more often than closet doors made with a bottom rolling system. Bottom rolling meaning the rollers are on the bottom of the closet door panels. The better quality closet doors have bottom rolling systems.
Here is one of those rollers that we have only seen once. After some research we discovered that this was one of the first tandem rollers used to hang wood closet doors. This system utilized four rollers per panel. Prior to this tandem design most wood doors were hung with a single wheel roller.
This is the best system we have found for wood and raised panel closet doors. The trolly track and roller system was designed with four rollers - two rollers on each side of the track. These rollers are installed by sliding them in from the end of the track. Once they are in there is no way for them to fall off the track. This system will never fail and is guaranteed for as long as you own your home.
Trolly track and roller system installed for new, heavy, solid core, closet doors. We use the same system for hollow core raised panel closet doors as well. If there was a better system we would use that one instead.
Just a little bit about closet door roller replacement. As noted earlier, not all rollers are created equal. We replaced the old plastic rollers in this mirror door panel with a newer plastic wheel. But it's not the same kind of plastic that they used 20 years ago. The new hybrid plastic rollers will not become hard and brittle and will last much longer.
The truth about bifold doors. The good: bifold doors allow greater access to a wider section of your closet. The bad: bifold doors are more fragile and are more likely to fail if not properly maintained. The ugly: bifold doors are not a good choice for kids' closets. They won't stand for any abuse and have been known to bite back. Bifold door will pinch little fingers if not used properly.
This was a fun project. Here we took two sets of bifold doors and converted them into bypass closet doors. We used blocking on the back side to keep the bifold doors from folding, making two folding panels into one large panel; basically turning four folding panels into two bypass sliding panels. We installed our heavy duty trolly track and roller system and hung the panels.
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Complete Sliding Door Repair and installation services for patio doors, sliding closet doors, accordion doors, pocket doors, pet doors and hurricane protection shutters. Serving the greater Tampa Bay Area – Tampa, Lutz, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater, Palm Harbor and New Port Richey, FL. Call 813-812-4947 today!