Maintenance Tips for Sliding Glass Doors in High-Rise Buildings

Sliding Glass Doors in High-Rise Buildings
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Maintenance Tips for Sliding Glass Doors in High-Rise Buildings

In the high-rise buildings UAE skylines are known the world over; an essential feature that combines their luxury and innovation is sliding doors. Providing clean designs that bring expansive views and smooth operation makes them a favored choice. At Technal, our top-tier sliding glass door solutions, including the ARTLINE XL, TIGAL, LUMEAL, and SOLEAL sliding doors, provide the best in this regard.


However, the careful maintenance of aluminum sliding doors cannot be overstated. Ensuring their longevity, especially in the demanding environments high-rise buildings UAE mega companies prefer, means targeting the longest lifespan possible. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to keep your glass sliding doors functional and operating flawlessly.

Sliding Doors: Regular Cleaning and Inspection

As with any other form of building maintenance, the first step in extending the longevity of sliding doors is proper cleaning. Over time, dust, grime, and other debris may build up on the tracks and frame, which affects their ability to open and close. Using a vacuum cleaner first, remove dust from the tracks before wiping with a soft cloth and non-abrasive glass cleaner to avoid scratches.

Afterward, inspect the doors for any potential damage and check the rollers, tracks, and locking mechanisms for signs of corrosion or rust. Doing this regularly and catching any mild damage early will help prevent more serious problems over time.

Lubrication of Sliding Glass Doors

Unlike hinged or pivot doors, sliding doors require regular lubrication. Do this by applying a silicone-based lubricant to the tracks, rollers, and locks; avoid any oil-based lubricants. These attract grime and dust, which may worsen the sliding door’s operation and reduce its lifespan. Make sure to lubricate sliding doors every six months, though, if used regularly, it may be wiser to schedule this more frequently.

Sliding Doors: Weather Sealing

With the harsh weather conditions of the UAE, extreme heat, humidity, and occasional sandstorms may compromise the integrity of the seals of sliding glass doors. Schedule regular inspections of weather stripping and seals for potential signs of wear and replace damaged ones to maintain the insulation properties of sliding doors and prevent water or air leaks.

The Alignment and Adjustment of Sliding Doors


Sliding doors can become misaligned through enough regular use, which may also be a factor in doors becoming more difficult to open or close. Checking the alignment of doors as part of a regular maintenance schedule can help prevent this. For large varieties, like our ARTLINE XL sliding doors which feature panes of up to 1200kg, smooth operation is essential as part of maintaining safety for occupants. In a case where adjustment may become a complex procedure, hiring a professional would be the best course of action.

Addressing Condensation Issues of Sliding Doors


Double-glazed sliding doors used in high-rise buildings like our ARTLINE XL may potentially face issues relating to condensation. This can affect its seals and, in some cases, visibility. Any sliding doors with condensation build-up may need replacement of the insulating glass unit (IGU). As with weather sealing and lubrication, a regular schedule goes a long way in extending lifespans.

Roller and Track Maintenance

As essential parts of sliding doors’ operation, checking rollers and tracks should be at the top of the list in any regularly scheduled maintenance plan. At Technal, our SOLEAL and TIGAL lines feature top-quality rollers for smooth, effortless operation. In terms of maintenance, clean rollers, and tracks while also checking for any potential signs of damage and wear. Those with severe damage should be replaced so that your sliding glass door stays functional for as long as possible.

Motorization and Automation

Another area in which larger sliding doors like our ARTLINE XL stand to benefit would be motorization. If you opt to improve your sliding doors this way, make sure a regular service schedule conducted by a professional is part of your maintenance plan. Motorized components require expertise to ensure their continued function.

Safety and Security

Ensuring the safety and security of your sliding doors is paramount. Technal’s sliding doors, including the TIGAL and LUMEAL models, come with advanced locking mechanisms and options for enhanced security features. Regularly test the locking systems to ensure they are functioning correctly. For added security, consider upgrading to multi-point locking systems and impact-resistant glass.

Professional Maintenance

While regular DIY maintenance can address many common issues, it’s beneficial to have a professional inspection and maintenance service at least once a year. Professionals can identify and address potential problems that might not be visible to the untrained eye. This is especially important for high-rise buildings where accessibility and safety are critical concerns.

Technal's Commitment to Quality

At Technal, we design our sliding doors to meet the highest standards of performance, durability, and aesthetics. Our products, such as the ARTLINE XL, TIGAL, LUMEAL, and SOLEAL sliding doors, are crafted to withstand the challenges of high-rise living while providing unmatched comfort and style. By following these maintenance tips, you can be sure that your sliding doors continue to function perfectly, providing the luxury and ease of use that you expect from Technal.


Maintaining sliding glass doors in high-rise buildings, especially in the UAE, requires regular attention and care. By keeping the doors clean, well-lubricated, properly aligned, and secure, you can enjoy the benefits of Technal's innovative designs for years to come. Regular professional maintenance is an extra step that will help ensure your doors stay in optimal condition, providing the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetics.

Trust Technal to deliver sliding door solutions that stand the test of time.