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Sliding door installation - easy effective ways to install patio doors.
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By: Alberto Garcia Email Article
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Installing sliding doors

If you have problems with space and clutter with your usual opening doors, if you want to segregate the kitchen from the dining area, or even if you want a bigger room but want to reserve an area for study or work space. These and other solutions can be obtained by installing sliding doors; Thus dividing the environments without closing the space. Sliding mechanisms consist of 3 parts: the upper rail, the bearings that hang over it and support the door, and a lower guide placed on the floor.

Tools and equipment

Acquire the materials and hardware for sliding doors that best applies to your situation, whether to place sheets of wood, hardboard or glass. Drill, screwdriver, level, saws if you are making a double wall and masonry supplies along with construction material if you want to hide the slide with a new partition.

Support for guide rail

When you purchase the track you have to consider the quality and weight it can support. It is essential to support the weight of the sliding doors. Having chosen the location for the sliding door take notice whether if the location is adequate for installing or building a new structure all together. The top bracket for the guide should be perfectly leveled.

Slide view

The simplest way is to cut to size and put a wood strip at least 4 x 4 inch, screw at various points to the wall at the correct height. Towards the end of the door place a vertical bar will stop the door and close. We recommended making it the same with as the previous length. Next, screw the guide rail in the horizontal bar. In these rails it's recommended to place stops in the needed places to prevent the door from reversing or fully closing. Screw the mechanisms of the slide bearing on the top edge of the blade, as recommended by the manufacturer. Then screw the floor guide rail. Hang the door on the upper guide rail and check that it moves freely.

Hidden Slide

The installation is similar, but ought to be covered with a double wall, for the doorway to be seen. A simple and effective way to build to the necessary width double wall is with sheets rock. These walls are screwed to the top of the dual structure of wood or metal that is fixed to the floor and ceiling with horizontal and vertical reinforcements.

So there you have it. A Simple and effective way to install a brand new sliding door and change the look on the interior of your home.

Alberts is an enthusiastic and adventurous writer with experience in home design and internet business. To find more tips and techniques like the ones in this article, please click here: Patio Doors Sliding and How to Check and Improve the Insulation For Sliding Patio Doors

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