How to Fix French Doors That Are Not Closing
French doors are a popular choice opening into a garden or outdoor space. They will probably be used less than other doors and may remain closed for most of the winter months. Water ingress, material expansion and low maintenance can have an impact on the doors integrity and in spring when you come to open your doors again, you might notice that your french doors won't close properly.
Reasons why your French doors are not closing properly
Problems with French doors are usually because one of the doors moves slightly and becomes misaligend. Isolating which door is the culprit is always a good starting point.
- Heat or cold can make them expand or contract. Direct sunlight on a hot summers day especially causes this for composite. Timber products can be prone to natural shrinkage or expansion.
- Slight movement in the frame or the door adjustment can result in one door becoming misaligned with the other.
- Low use over winter can result in the moving parts corroding slightly or reduced lubrication due to no movement.
- Issues with the lock becoming stiff to operate due to water ingress or light use.