Door Locks. Wednesday , December 13th , 2017 - 02:59:54 AM
Making sure that there is a patio door lock on your sliding glass door is something that is very important in order to ensure that your home is safe and secure. There are a lot of different places that a burglar might try to enter a home and one of them is through the patio door. Having a good lock on this door is just as important as having one on the front door of your home. Here are a few things that you will want to take a look at when you are trying to find the best lock for your patio door. There are a lot of different options available for sliding glass door locks that you will be able to use with your patio door, so you will want to think about the style that you are going to use. One of the styles that you can choose from is a foot operated one. This is one of the best styles if you have a little bit of trouble bending down to move things aside with your hands. All you will have to do is step on the part of the lock that releases it when you want to unlock the door, and then when you want to lock the door back all you have to do is secure the lock with your foot.
Another important thing you need to do before buying this type of door lock is to make sure whether your door is left-handed or right-handed. Also, note the depth of the door to make sure that your new deadbolt door lock will fit the door for proper work. Thirdly, remove your old door lock by removing the screws which are securing it by using the screwdriver. Most models of deadbolt lock have six screws. While removing your old lock, note how it is assembled. Fourthly, test the assembly of your new deadbolt lock. Make sure that your new lock can fit into knob hole as well as the latch area in your door. If it cannot fit into knob hole, you should increase it by using the file. In addition, you can increase the lock if latch hole is too small. Then, make sure that it is level with the door edge. If not, you can use the wood chisel to fix it. Also, ensure that the two sides of your lock have been properly aligned for proper work. However, different models may need different steps. You can see it in the instructions. Fifthly, secure your deadbolt lock. By using the screws, tighten those two sides. After you have assembled the new one, make sure that it is able to work properly by testing the key either from the inside or outside.
uPVC Door and double glazing multipoint locks are prone to jamming shut where maintenance has been neglected or the weather prevents the mechanism in the door working smoothly. Depending on the type of uPVC door lock fitted in the door there are various methods of unjamming.Our locksmith found that cheaper doors are usually fitted with roller type locks.These locks have rollers that slide up and down into keeps when the handle on the door is lifted upwards.These doors can be unjammed using a wide flat steel bar or door spreader. The rollers will easily pop out of the keeps unjamming the door when a spreading force is exerted. This is also considered a security flaw in older uPVC doors since it is such an easy method of opening the door. Our locksmith found that on the more modern and expensive makes of door, hook and deadbolt style multipoint locks are fitted.
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