Many modern homes have uPVC doors, and they've become a popular option for those who want to upgrade their properties. If you have uPVC doors, it's possible that over time they might have started to no longer function as well as they should.
Over the years, we've come across various problems with uPVC doors. From deteriorating locks to misalignment, there's no end of difficulties you might encounter.
While it might be tempting to simply 'make do' and ignore the issues, it's important to remember that any weakness in your doors can easily be exploited by thieves. There's also a chance that leaving the problem will only make it worse, meaning a complete uPVC door replacement is your only option.
If you live in the Barnsley area, we recommend that you get in touch with us about uPVC door repairs as soon as you notice there's a problem. This is an inexpensive and effective way of dealing with whatever the issue might be, while avoiding the need for a complete replacement.
The majority of uPVC doors have a multipoint locking system, where you lift the handle and turn the key. This can easily become jammed over time, or the parts might begin to deteriorate if they are not of a high enough quality.
In many cases, the problems you are having with your door will be because this mechanism isn't operating as it should. In this case, we would remove the multipoint lock and replace it with a new one that meets British Standards.
You will receive new keys to your door, and be safe in the knowledge that it is much more secure than it was previously. It will also mean you avoid paying for a brand-new uPVC door, which is likely to set you back hundreds of pounds.
Another issue we often find with uPVC doors is that they become misaligned. If this happens, we can easily adjust the hinges so the doors - and the locking mechanism - so they can meet up properly.
It can be tempting to simply get the doors replaced, but this way, you can continue to use them for many more years without the expense of the inconvenience.
We have been locksmiths in Barnsley, South Yorkshire for more than 20 years, during which time we have carried out countless uPVC door repairs. Before you even consider a replacement, let us take a look at the problem and see if we can rectify it.
Get in touch with us on 01226 920154 and we'll arrange a visit. What's more, we don't charge a call-out fee, so it is definitely worth checking whether it is possible to repair your existing door.