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.
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Fixing this problem could save most households around £25 a year. In some cases, door stops and draught excluders just don’t do the job. 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.

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

It’s 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 edges. This damage may occur the older your door is. 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 doesn’t just offer a great range of uPVC doors. We also offer composite, timber and beautiful Accoya doors.

What do I need to adjust my uPVC doors?

To adjust your door, you’ll need:

– Allen key
– Flathead screwdriver
– Phillips head screwdriver

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How do I adjust my uPVC door?

Please note: these steps 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 a professional 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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