UPVC French Doors and Front Doors affected by Hot Weather Horton Kirby
UPVC French Doors and Front Doors affected by the Weather
Hot weather can affect the operation of your French doors, Back door, Patio door or Front Door. If the doors were not adjusted correctly or if they had been installed poorly or incorrectly.
Most common problems I encounter are where the edge of the door are catching or rubbing on the edge of the framework. Quite often the door handle becomes stiff which will make the door difficult to lock fully.
Must modern types of Double Glazed doors should NOT be affected by the hot weather. As they have a built in expansion tolerance.
Poorly fitted double glazed door and window problems can be more problematic and apparent in the Hot weather.
If the double glazed door and windows have been fitted correctly, you should not have any problems regardless of how hot the weather gets.
However, if your double glazed UPVC door has NOT been fitted correctly then the expansion gap/tolerance built into the design of the door could be set-up wrong and when the heat expands, your door or window it could be stiff to operate the lock or rub and catch along the frame edge.
All double glazing is designed to withstand extreme temperature changes and will only be affected by the weather if it has not been fitting correctly, badly worn or damaged.
Please Click Here to read more about how your doors and conservatories can be affected by the hot weather.
French doors alignment and adjusting
If your door is not aligned correctly it could affect the locking mechanism or if really bad even stop the door from closing and locking. I can fix this problem for you.
The re-alignment and adjusting of the French doors will require both doors to be adjusted. Many people think they only need one of their French doors adjusted. However, this is not the case as both doors need to be adjusted together to operate correctly.
My French Door handle feels stiff and notchy when I lift the handle to lock my doors
If you feel a resistance as you lift your handle don’t force the handle up. As this can break your multi-locking system. In fact most multi-locks are broken due to a misaligned door and the handle or key being forced. First try spraying a 3 in 1 oil on the lock as it could be dry. Ensure there is no dirt or small objects are causing an obstruction. If this does not help then please Call The Window Wizard. We can adjust your French Doors so that they line-up correctly and operate how they should. A a simple door adjustment can prevent you breaking your multi-point lock/patio door locking lever. At the same time, have your doors working like new again.
Incorrectly or badly installed Double Glazed Door and Window Problems?
If your door and window Problems are due to poor installation and haven’t worked correctly since installation, unfortunately, we are unable to help. We recommend you speak with the company that installed the double glazing. It is more than likely, if your UPVC door has not been fitted correctly, the expansion gaps and tolerance built into the design of the door could be set-up wrong. Therefore when the heat expands, your UPVC plastic front door maybe stiff to operate the lock, the door may rub and catch along the frame edge.
Sorry, I do not offer a service of inspecting or a written report for installations of poorly fitted double glazing.
We are a double Glazing window and door repair only company
As The Window Wizard does not offer an installation service, we do not finish fitting the remainder of windows and doors if a company or builder has gone bust.
Double Glazing window and door manufactures state that all double glazing is manufactured and designed to withstand extreme temperature changes.
How The Window Wizard can help you
If you are having window and door problems due to the weather, age or wear and tear? Than please call The Window Wizard for a fixed price to replace your window hinges, adjust your door, open your jammed window, renew your door lock or any technical repairs such a tilt and turn window adjustments.
90% of the time your window or door problem can be solved and new windows and doors are not necessary. Nor is the huge expense and inconvenience of installation. Most times the problem can be solved, please give me a call or email for a quote.
Please Click Here to read more on how your double glazing can be affected by the hot weather and lack of maintenance.
UPVC Window and Door repairman
French UPVC Doors repaired and adjusted
The Window Wizard
Telephone No.020 8310 4193
Bexleyheath, Dartford, Crayford, Swanley, Welling, Wilmington, Thamesmead, Sidcup, Erith
When it comes to repairing a set of faulty double glazed UPVC French doors, it doesn’t always mean that you need to change the doors. We can save you £’s by simply repairing, fixing or replacing the locking mechanisms, handles, hinges or adjusting the doors.