Do you have a door problem and live on the Central Coast? We can help! If you have any issues with your door as described below, please give us a call.
Common lock problems can often be caused by the door itself and not the actual lock. Door problems are commonly cause by structural movement and/or damaged or loose hinges. This can prevent a latch from engaging into the strike or prevent a door from closing at all.
Typical doors we service include:
Over time, bi-fold doors tend to drop out of alignment. This can lead to the door being hard to close and the lock becoming difficult to lock, often resulting in the lock handle braking or jamming. Usually some minor adjustment to the door and lock will fix the problem.
Problems with timber doors not closing properly are usually due to either hinges becoming loose, house movement or the door swelling. The cause of the problem will dictate the course of action to be taken. Proper diagnosis is important to resolve the problem long term.
Aluminium Sliding Glass Doors
These doors often have warn roller on the bottom and can sometimes difficult to replace. After they have been replaced, the sliding door lock then needs to be adjusted to match the new height of the door lock. This is usually done by simply loosening the screws and lifting the strike plate and re-tightening the screws but in some cases the strike needs to be refitted.
Unit Main Entry Doors
Unit main entry doors can endure an extreme amount of use, especially in large complexes. Often a faulty, under-powered or improper fitted door closer causes the door to slam shut and over time this rattles everything loose. Just re-tightening the loose parts is only a band-aid solution therefore a new door closer or refitting of the existing door closer is usually the best course of action.
Doors rubbing or hitting the door jam is a sign of loose of warn hinges. Often the door (aluminium glass) has also become out of square and needs adjusting. In new complexes the doors can sometimes be slightly oversized, leaving little room for the lock latch to latch into the electric strike smoothly. A way to resolve this issue is to reduce the width by 5-10mm.