Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, commonly labelled as uPVC, is a lightweight but solid and durable material used to produce uPVC doors and windows.
In this article, we are going to explain how to adjust a uPVC door.
An added advantage of uPVC windows and doors is that they are easy to adjust and realign.
Typically all you would require is an Allen key. Insert this into the appropriate slot, and you can easily adjust the door.
You can also follow a similar procedure to fix a crooked door that drags on the floor when open or closed.
How do you know if your door needs an adjustment?
Always check the entire door and frame for any debris or obstructions such as stones in the hinges. You need to make sure that it is free from anything that might cause more problems later on.
You also should check the edges of the frame and door for any cracks or splits that can appear over time. If you find any broken seals at this point, they can be replaced to stop any draughts from getting into the house.
Check the Alignment
There are many ways you can make sure your doors are up to their best standard, and the alignment is a good place to start.
You can do this by checking all around the frame and door seal for gaps and cracks. It is probably the most basic fix, but it is essential for the door to function correctly.
Fitting a New Weather Seal
If you notice air escaping around your door seal, this can indicate that you require a new replacement air seal.
Air sealing is essential to protecting your house from draughts and the outside elements.
If you try to replace this yourself, then you need to beware there are many different types of air sealing available. So it is important to fit the correct type.
If you are confident, you can fit this yourself. Just take your time and make sure to fit it correctly. If, however, your not sure, we recommend you seek out a professional who can install this for you.
How to adjust your uPVC door
Here we have provided a simple step by step guide on how to adjust a uPVC door
- Remove any obstructions
First, have a good check around the frame of the door for any chips, cracks, stones or any other object that is or maybe causing an obstruction.
- Check the alignment of your door
As covered briefly above, take the correct size Allen wrench and adjust one hinge at a time to correct any misalignment in your door.
- Inspect your air seals located round the frame
There are various air seals depending on the make and style of your uPVC. These can be replaced fairly easily and maybe attempted if you feel confident to do this.
If not we recommend you seek out a qualified person to carry this out for you.
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