Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Cold Weather lock problems | Locksmith Blog

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During the colder months we locksmiths are going to be seeing an increase in multipoint lock failures.

upvc and composite doors are prone to shrinking in the colder climate and will often stiffen up during the winter season.

If your door starts to show resistance on the handle when pushing upwards usually accompanies by some sort of crunching sound you should get your door adjusted as soon as you can.

Repeated stress on the locks gears will undoubtedly lead to failure, usually at the most inconvenent of times in my experience.

Adjustment is usually a quick job for a skilled locksmith who will tweak the hinges and keeps to ensure the lock is meshing smoothly with the frame.

It is part and parcel of owning a plastic door and will usually need readjusting in the summer months when things heat up a little.

Here is another good article on upvc door maintenance written by Rickthepick.

Have a merry Xmas and a happy new year.

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