Home ImprovementuPVC Door Lock Mechanism Broken? Here’s What to Do!
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Rubber seals provide your home with an air-tight barrier that stops warm air from escaping and cold air from entering. This is not only useful from a purely financial standpoint, as your heating will not have to work as hard, but it’s also good for your health as seals provide better ventilation.
However, with time, your rubber seals can become less effective due to natural wear and tear. If you are reading this, you might have some of the following problems:
If that is the case and you want to know how to replace the rubber seal on a uPVC door, then read along!
Before you order a new seal, you should first learn exactly what kind you need. All rubber seals look alike, except for one major difference: the shape of the insert which slides into the frame of the door. It can be angled, round, and even T-shaped. There are also flat seals and instead of sliding them into the door frame, you simply glue them on.
To check what kind of seal you have, you will need to remove a tiny part of it. Remove only a small part though, as you do not want to leave your uPVC door without any sealing while waiting for the spare to arrive. Here is how to do it:
Seals come in standard sizes for standard-sized doors – 91 cm by 203 cm (36 by 80 inches). If you have a custom made door, you should measure its height and width to find out how long a seal you need. You can always buy a slightly longer seal and cut it to the right length, rather than the other way around.
Fortunately, when you replace the rubber seal on your uPVC door, you don’t actually have to remove the door.
Use a cloth dipped in soapy water and wipe all way around the door. This will remove any dirt or grease and help the new seal fit more easily. If there was glue on the door, it can be removed with some WD-40.
You don’t need tools to follow these instructions; however, a flathead screwdriver might come in handy for sharp angles and corners.
This is how to replace a rubber seal that has adhesive.
After you’re done with the fitting of the new rubber seal, cut the excess off with a pair of scissors.
If you don’t have time or patience to carry out this task, then consider contacting the professionals. Fantastic Services works with experienced and fully equipped handymen in London. They will advise you on the best type of rubber seal and fit it in a stress-free manner.
Find a professional to take care of your uPVC door seal.
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