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There could be a few viable causes for a door that won't lock properly. It could be a problem with the locking mechanism, the key, the handle, or it may even be caused by the weather.
If the uPVC door won't latch correctly, there may be an issue with the spring mechanism in the door. Open the door and press the latch with your finger.
If the latch springs out, it may be out of alignment or shifted slightly.
If the latch doesn't spring out, the springing mechanism may have failed and would need to be replaced.
A few other reasons this could happen are:
There are several reasons your key won't insert into your door:
Note: We don't recommend using oil, grease or WD-40 for a door lock problem. Use light machine oil or graphite powder as lubrication to care for your door.
This is generally caused by an old key or locking mechanism or by using too much force. Trying to remove the key yourself could end in more damage. Contact a locksmith to remove the key from the lock.
High temperatures and direct sunlight can make a uPVC door expand, so hot weather could throw the door out of alignment slightly. Dowse the door with cool water or pat around the outer sections of the door with a cold, damp cloth. Alternatively, you can wait for the temperature to cool down slightly and the door will go back to its normal state.
Recent crime stats have shown that a shocking 74% of burglars gain entry to a home through the front door. This undoubtedly makes security one of the most important considerations when looking for a new door. Check out our door buying guide to help you find the perfect one for your home. Get a free quote or contact us online.