Door Locks. Friday , December 15th , 2017 - 01:46:22 AM
With lots of attractive biometric door locks available in the market, you may get confused about which lock to choose. If you are going to use the lock for exterior doors, such as the front door, garage door or patio door, look for a deadbolt for higher level of security. For the front door, choose one with a handleset that adds another design element to the overall appearance of the lock and the door. Choose handlesets that are 100-percent solid forged and feature a rugged all-metal chassis for high level of security. For side and back doors, a keyed knob or deadbolt lock is ideal. Additionally, choose a finish that matches your door or décor. There are a lot of available finishes such as bright bass, satin nickel, antique brass, aged bronze and bright chrome. If you are looking for locks for your interior doors, choose locks that are easy to operate and that match your home décor.
There are some great options available for sliding glass door locks that you can use to keep your sliding door safe from intruders. When people think about securing their home one of the doors that is often left out is the sliding glass door. This is one door that is very easy to enter if it does not have the proper lock installed on it, so you will want to take the time to learn about the different types of locks that can be used to keep it secure. One of the sliding door locks that people like to use is one that is installed at the bottom of the sliding door. The reason that people like to use this type is because it is not very noticeable so they do not have to sacrifice the way their door looks in order to keep their home safe. Another reason people like this type of lock is because it is one of the most effective that can be used. When this type of lock is put in place, it is nearly impossible to open the door from either the inside or the outside of it. This is something that makes a lot of people very happy.
If your door only uses the one hole it is possible to carefully dismantle the gearbox and sway over the sheared gear for the redundant gear and then re-assemble for an easy fix. This can save you £75 for a new strip so is well worth trying. Its a secret tip that a lot of locksmiths would prefer the customer did not know! Once the lock is repaired and back in the door you may find that door still fells stiff on locking. This is probably the reason your door failed in the first instance and it needs to be resolved before you continue regular use of the uPVC door. Usually an adjustment on the top hinge of the door, winding the screw a few turns to pull the top corner of the door up and inwards will solve the issue. Some more misaligned doors will require keeps in the frame adjusting to ensure the lock is meshing smoothly without forcing. You should never be forcing the handle up when locking the door, if it does not work smoothly you will be applying unnecessary force and ultimately break the lock again. I hope that this quick guide is of use and saves you all some money, however if you feel anything here is out of your depth or you lack the required tools to do so, please call a local locksmith to help.
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