If the door can’t shut close, is it broken? Not necessarily, the strike receiver may be loose and require adjustment. It’s also possible for a rubber strip to get in the way. It should be replaced to fix the problem. When the key turns, but the door doesn’t get unlocked, the locking mechanism might be broken. Another sign of this problem is a loose handle, which is difficult to lift. Replacing the mechanism is the only possible solution. The hinges may also get broken, especially if any force is used to open the door. UPVC door locks damaged in such accidents should be replaced along with the hinges. If splits and chips on the frame haven’t been repaired timely, it may break completely and will have to be replaced altogether.
When you move into a new house or office, changing the door locks is highly recommended. Similarly, if you have been using the same locksets for around five years, it is time to upgrade to more advanced ones simply because burglars have most likely caught up with the previous technology. The latest locks feature a cylinder, which can withstand drilling for five minutes and is resistant to picking and snapping. The multipoint locking mechanism has strong deadbolt, hook or security pins. Combinations of the first two are also available. The lock installation process begins with adjusting the door. It must fit into the frame perfectly. The locking mechanism and the strike plate are fitted into their places. The cylinder is installed last. It shouldn’t protrude more than a few millimetres.Back To Our Services