How to adjust uPVC doors to stop draughts

Draughts are a common problem that affects most homes. Not only do they waste energy and money, but they’re just generally a real pain in the neck. Doors are one of the most common areas of the home where draughts occur. Fixing this problem could save most households around £25 a year. Have you tried unsuccessfully to draft poof your uPVC door? If so our useful guide on uPVC door adjustment could be perfect for you.

How do I know if I need to adjust my uPVC doors?

A uPVC front door with arched window above

Hold the back of your hand close to the perimeter of the door. If you can feel a draught, you may need to adjust your door. It’s also a good idea to check if there isn’t another problem with your door before adjusting it. Be sure to check if there are any obstructions, such as dirt or stones, at the bottom of the door frame. Any dirt or debris should be cleaned away before adjusting the door to make sure that this isn’t causing the problem.

Closely inspect the door to see if there’s any damage to its frame or seals. The older your door, the more susceptible it is to damage. If there are any broken seals or other damage to the door or door frame, you may need to get a replacement door. Reddish Joinery offers an impressive range of doors in a variety of styles and materials. From French doors, bi-folding and sliding patio through to traditional front doors. Whether you choose, uPVC, composite, traditional wood or Accoya, all our doors offer exceptional draughtproofing qualities.

What do I need to adjust my uPVC doors?

To adjust your door, you’ll need:

– Allen key
– Flathead screwdriver
– Phillips head screwdriver

How do I adjust a uPVC door?

Newark rock door in white uPVC frame

Please note: these steps should help you adjust uPVC French doors and traditional uPVC doors. However, they may differ depending on the kind of door you have. Remove the plastic plug, if there is one, on the centre of the hinge in the middle of your door. You can do this by using a screwdriver, or by hand in some cases.

Insert the Allen key into the hole and turn the key until the door begins to move in the direction of the hinge. You may need to do this to the top and bottom hinges too.

If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, please contact reputable double-glazing company to help you

Where can I get a replacement uPVC door?

Reddish Joinery offers a wide range of secure and stylish doors. They are available in a variety of designs and styles to suit any home. In addition to uPVC doors, we also offer uPVC windows. For more information or a free quote, fill out our quick and easy online form to see what we can do for you and your home today.

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