How to Solve Common Composite Door Problems?

 

 

Composite doors are quickly becoming the number one choice for homeowners due to the huge advantages they have over their wooden and uPVC counterparts. They can even match that classic look thanks to synthetic wood front doors being available. Designed to be a low maintenance and highly secure option, composite doors offer amazing standards of performance and style. However, with everything else in the world, they can sometimes cause unwanted problems for homeowners. 

 

Sticky Locks

To protect your home and give it maximum security, your door lock needs to function properly at all times - so it’s very important that you look after it. To prevent a ‘sticky’ lock from happening, use a Teflon-based lubricant on all its working parts once every six months as this should help to maintain a smooth and consistent operation. 

 

Worn Weather-Seals

From time to time, it’s advised that you check that the weather-seals fitted to your door are securely settled in their grooves. If they have become dislodged, simply slide them back into the proper position so they don’t get damaged when you close the door. 

 

Dropped Hinges

Composite entry door hinges are fitted with self-lubricating bearings which require minimal maintenance. Lighting spraying the screws and central barrel with a lithium-based lubricant every six-months should keep everything working smoothly. 

Through constant use, your door hinges might drop, meaning that your door might need some minor hinge adjustments. Don’t worry, doing this from time to time is normal. If the door does drop slightly, adjust the screws on the hinges or adjust the locking keeps and it should continue to operate efficiently. 

 

Warping, Swelling or Bowing

Closing interior composite doors properly is very important to avoid ‘warping’ damage occurring to the door panel. For maximum support and increased security, you should ‘throw the handle’ when the door is fully closed so the top and bottom hooks are fully engaged. If this isn’t done, the door will be resting solely on the latch, which has the potential to result in long-term problems, such as ‘warping or ‘swelling’.

 

Drainage Issues

Most exterior doors come with a built-in drainage system, which uses slots and holes in the bottom of the door’s threshold to ensure that any excess water runs off and stays outside your home. Keeping these slots and holes unblocked and free from debris will make sure that the system remains working efficiently. Once or twice a year, make sure the drainage holes are clear and remove all dirt. If necessary, use water to completely flush the drainage slots. 

 

Here at AA Conservatories we offer a range of environmentally friendly, stylish and secure composite doors to homes across the whole of North Wales. Our made-to-measure bespoke service includes high-quality composite doors which can be used as front or back doors with minimum maintenance.

 

Get in touch with the friendly team today to find out how a new composite door could transform your home!

 

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