5 Reasons Your uPVC Door Might be Playing up
Are you having trouble with your uPVC door this winter? Well, our team here at Millennium Locksmiths have the perfect solution for you. Over the years we have been called out to countless uPVC front doors, all of which seem to be having the same issues. Our team have decided to put together the top 5 reasons why your front door may be playing up. As always our friendly team are here to help. If you are having trouble with a door to your home simply pick up the phone and give us a call today!
1) Ice Cold Winter Weather
The winter has now well and truly arrived, you may have started to find that your uPVC door is starting to give you some trouble. This is because the sudden drop in temperature can result in the door frame itself to drop. If this happens it will cause the doors to stop aligning and will mean that problems start to occur when you lock and unlock your door. We have even seen cases where people have continued to use their door for long periods of time during this state causing the door to stop working altogether. If you would like to find out more about how the cold weather may be affecting your front door we encourage you to check out one of our latest blogs. In this blog, we explain some of the key reasons for why the weather may be affecting your door and even provided you with the solution to a faulty uPVC Door.
2) Years Of Wear And Tear
UPVC doors are the perfect solution for those who are looking for a cost-effective external door to their home. The constant use of a uPVC door over the years can result in wear and tear occurring, this may be causing you some problems. Don’t worry, you’re not the odd one out! Many homes up and down the UK are finding similar problems with their doors. This general wear and tear can cause the locking mechanism to deteriorate making it more difficult to use. In some cases, a small splash of oil will work but in other cases, it’s just best to leave it to the trained professionals. Hiring a professional locksmith provides you with the peace of mind that the door will be properly taken care of leaving you with the perfect long-term solution.
3) Stiffness in The Handle
If you find that the handle of your uPVC door is becoming increasingly stiffer you may want to read this next part! A stiff handle is most commonly caused by a lack of lubrication in the locking mechanism. When was the last time you lubricated your lock? Most would answer never. if this is the case it may be time to start today. Simply adding a small amount of oil into the cylinder and the bolts coming out from the frame this should be more than enough to reduce the amount of resistance you are feeling when operating the door.
4) Faulty Mechanism
The fact is that there is no single reason for why the locking mechanism of your door is playing up. These issues can be caused by rust, misalignment and much more. If you are finding that the locking mechanism of the door is not working correctly or not working at all its important that you get in contact with a professional locksmith as soon as possible. A broken locking mechanism is an open invitation for intruders so make sure you have this resolved as soon as possible.
5) Broken Key
Over the years we have encountered hundreds of cases where the key has snapped off into the locking mechanism itself. Whether this is due to one of your inpatient children or a heavy-handed husband it’s important that you have this resolved as soon as possible. If a key has snapped inside the locking mechanism itself it is very likely that you will not be able to lock or unlock the door. Resolving this issue will require the presence of a professional locksmith. Get in contact with one of our team members today and find the perfect solution to your uPVC door troubles.