Repairing Sliding Doors in Eichler Homes If you are fortunate enough to own a house built by Joseph Eichler, you probably know that Eichlers were among the first homes to feature sliding doors. When sliders were introduced in the 1950s, they were hailed as space-savers that provided expansive outdoor views and brought light indoors. Their clean lines fit in perfectly with the modern look of Eichler homes. Many Eichler homes retain their original sliding doors. It’s also safe to assume plenty of those older doors show their age, in several ways: Worn tracks and rollers make sliders difficult to open and close. Door frames damaged by earthquakes or settling also hamper the operation of sliding doors. Broken door handles and locks that no longer work pose a security issue. Eichler-era doors lack the insulating properties of modern sliders. If you own an older door, you’ve probably noticed condensation forms when indoor and outdoor temperatures vary … [Read more...]