How To Adjust Patio Doors: Tweak To Get The Perfect Fit

Open plan kitchen with patio doors looking to garden
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Knowing how to adjust patio doors means you can get them to fit just like when they were new. Whether you have sliding doors, French doors or bifold doors, over time they will slowly drop out of alignment and not fit as well as they used to. 

All patio doors succumb to wear and tear and eventually they will be difficult to close, hard to drag along and start letting in unwanted draughts. But you don’t need to panic, as all patio doors can be tweaked, adjusted and realigned to bring them back into good working order. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.