Installing the sliding door with your own hands: stages of work

The installation of a sliding door has several advantagesbefore the usual swing option. This concerns the availability of free space, which is required to open the last version of the design. As for the first, the free space is not needed for such structures, this is the ease with which the sliding door is used. Main types of sliding doorsThe main types of sliding doors.

What do I need to know about the design and how to mount?

Before proceeding to the very stage of installation,you need to understand the design features and determine which type of mounting is best suited. With the design, everything is much simpler. The types of sliding doors may differ from each other in appearance, but their mechanism of action will in most cases be the same or similar. An important part is the roller mechanism, which is responsible for opening and closing the canvas. It moves along the guide, which is located on the door leaf. The number of these elements can vary - it all depends on the type and class of the structure. Scheme of telescopic sliding door. Of great importance is the material from which the door is made. This focuses attention not just so - it depends on the type of material that the door consists of, the type of installation, the number of guides and roller mechanisms used, their type will depend. For example, for a door made of wood, it is sufficient to use a conventional guide that has one gutter. In addition, two carriages with roller parts are required. As for the glass version of the design, in this case, roller mechanisms will require more than in the previous version. This is due to the large weight of the glass sheet, which requires more rollers due to the increased load. In addition, when installing a glass version, it is necessary to install a lower guide, while with a wooden leaf, it will be sufficient to have one upper one. The difference is also in the method of clamping the canvas. Since glass is a more fragile material than wood, the clamps must also have rubber lining to prevent damage to the surface. Now we should talk about the methods of installation. This moment depends on the task to be solved. In the first case, the installation of a sliding structure will save space. To do this, you can use a single-ended or double-ended structure. At the same time, the guide is attached to the supporting bar, which is fixed above the door opening. Scheme of fastening of sliding doors. The most popular type of installation is zoning space, which requires a sliding door. In this case, it is appropriate to talk about two partitions that divide the room into two zones if the door is closed. There may be different mounting options, although most often it is installed on the ceiling. In addition to these methods, there is a door installation to the hidden guide. It is in a specially made for this hollow partition. This design will hide in the wall, which makes the canvas invisible. This approach will help maximize the use of walls, which will be a kind of storage for canvases. It is convenient and that if the option of installing the cloth on the wall was carried out, then the movement of the door can be complicated by standing furniture or other objects. When using walls as a cavity for a door with such a difficulty do not have to face. Back to contents</a>

Stages of work execution

Back to contents</a> Carrying out the markup The following tools and materials will be required for the job:

  • Roulette.
  • Building level.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Dowels and self-tapping screws.
  • Pencil.
  • Tools for the installation of sliding doors. For proper installation, it is necessary to carry out the measurement work, on which the exact location of the door and its operability will depend. To make the measurements of the guide rails for their subsequent installation, two methods can be used. In the first one, you need to measure the height of the door, for which you will need a tape measure. To the obtained value, the distance between the floor surface and the canvas is added. This is approximately 10-15 cm. In addition, the height of the guide in the assembled form is taken into account. Then you need to measure the measurements on the wall surface. In the second way, the door leaf needs to be placed in the opening. Under the cloth, a lining should be laid equal to the distance between the floor and the opening of the opening. After this, it is necessary to draw a line along the upper edge of the door, postponing the distance necessary for the guide. This value is approximately 7 cm. When marking up, it is important to make sure that the data is correct. Otherwise, it will lead to a door dangling or its wrong location. To avoid this, the marked lines should be measured horizontally. For this purpose it is recommended to use the building level. Back to contents</a> Mounting of basic mechanisms Assembly scheme of the sliding door. After marking, you can begin to install the main parts. At this stage it is necessary to install the guide rail and roller mechanisms. The installation of the guide depends on the particular design of the door used. Therefore, depending on this factor, the installation will be carried out by dowels immediately to the wall surface using specially designed brackets to the lower beam, previously installed on the wall, or to the ceiling. Regardless of the chosen method, the top plane, located horizontally, must be along the marked line. As for the gutter, it should move slightly away from the wall. It is necessary that the door during movement does not touch the wall, including some elements of decor and other projections. It is important to note that the length of the guide must be at least 2 times the width of the door opening. In addition, you should leave the distance for the so-called back-up. After fixing the guide, you can start assembling the roller mechanism. For this, it is necessary to assemble the carriages for the rollers, insert the bolts for fastening, which are necessary for connection to the ceiling surface. After completion of this work, the mechanism is wound into the guide. It is necessary to check the movement of the mechanism in action, for which it is necessary to make several manipulations aimed at opening and closing. Rollers should move freely, without additional effort. On the upper part of the door opening, you need to install the brackets. It is important to pay attention that it is necessary to make an indentation from the edge on each side of the door leaf. With regard to the number of staples used, this value depends on the number of roller mechanisms. When using an ordinary wooden structure, it is enough to use 2 pieces. Back to contents</a> Final work At this stage,perform the installation of the linen and carry out the finishing work. To install the door leaf it is necessary to substitute it under the guide, raise it to the desired level, and then fasten the bolts of the carriages in the brackets. This work requires holding the door and screwing the bolts, so it is recommended that this action be performed with someone in the pair. When checking the horizontality, you need to gradually screw in the bolts and check the position of the cloth level. In general, the work on installing the door is reduced to docking the staples with the carriage. At this stage, too, you need to monitor the correct connection, so that later you do not have to redo all the work again. Completing the mechanisms of the sliding door. After the door has been installed by yourself, it is necessary to mount door closers and limiters. They will not let the doors fall out of the canvas and rollers from the carriages. As stoppers, stubs made according to the shape of the guide profile can be used. Their installation takes place in strictly designated places for this purpose. It is best to use stops that have rubber or plastic stops. They allow to extend the life of the structure, and when opening or closing, the door leaf will not be heard. The final stage of the work is the installation of the clypees on the door. They prevent the ingress of dust into the mechanisms, which also positively affects the duration of the device and the mechanism as a whole. Mounting of these parts is performed on pre-installed brackets. The option is possible with the installation on the guide, for which the latches are used. At this stage is completed, it remains only to check the mechanism in operation, after which the sliding door is ready for use. Therefore, when doing the job, it is important to pay attention to the correctness of the installation. Observance of all instructions and following it allows not only to avoid having to correct the mechanisms, but also to save personal time. In general, installation is not anything complicated, the main thing is to perform all the specified actions.