The kind of door repairs I am asked to look at include:
The list goes on and on.
uPVC doors provide improved security and draught exclusion, but they have complex locking systems which often need attention due to a dropped frame or dropped hinges.
Once the doors has moved or components have come loose, the locking mechanism no longer locates into its keep and locking the door now becomes a difficult operation with parts grinding into place. It is better to arrange a door repair job to get the whole locking system adjusted and realigned before parts start to break up or wear out.
It is also well worth thinking about changing and/or upgrading the standard level of euro cylinder lock provided with replacement doors.
If you are moving into your new home, take a moment to think about all those previous owners with potentially copies of your new house door locks. Additionally, there is increasing incidents of ‘lock snapping’, where criminals break a standard Euro lock at the weak point in the middle, then turn the locking mechanism to gain entry into your house.
Fitting an anti-snap cylinder like the one opposite will help defeat this crime. The lock has a deliberate weak section built in which breaks away when attacked leaving the main part of the lock in place and still securing your door. Making this change is a simple door repair that shouldn’t take too long.