Modern UPVC doors are efficient and known to perform relatively well in retaining the heat in your property whilst also improving security features when compared with the traditional timber doors that locks only with a deadbolt and latch.
UPVC doors consist of relatively heavy glass/panel and steel reinforced profile. This also means that it can slam really hard if the door is not handled properly. But it can also be to do with strong weather conditions i.e. wind slam shutting or breaking out of the hinges. This can be a nuisance and it can also damage the door to the point where it fails to lock properly. Hardware manufacturers have developed door accessories that can be used to prevent problems occurring in these situations.
One accessory that may be useful is the UPVC door restrictor which can be preset to 90 degrees, or adjusted to restrict the opening of the door to prevent it from slamming against the wall.
The aluminium track will fit most PVCu profiles, along with the silver frame fixing bracket being universal. In addition, the bracket has the added release feature, should extra opening be required without the need of completely dismantling the restrictor.
UPVC door restrictors usually have adjustable friction control that can be set to the desired setting. This will enable a door to be held in the open position, to prevent it from closing without warning.
The end user should take into consideration some factors to determine whether the restrictor will be any good for their requirements. For example, some restrictors may not be equipped with the features mentioned above. How strong a wind it can resist will only be tested by the actual wind alongside the weight of the door.
In conclusion, UPVC door restrictors are generally useful and provide a good form of support especially to prevent the door sash from opening greater than approx 90 degrees. It can also be useful if the door keeps on closing by itself. If you are a hands-on person with somewhat knowledge of how to fix and adjust bits of hardware like these, then you are sure to get better results.
How to fit UPVC door restrictors?
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