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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2017 edited
     
    We had very rarely seen uPVC doors with draughts and gaps til this year then seen loads. Daylight visible through the jamb on this one.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mqmwdw5x5nx19yp/UPVC%20door%20with%20gaps.JPG?dl=0
    • CommentAuthorDarylP
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2017
     
    .. quality of installs dropping...?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2017
     
    Install looks reasonable, door warped, latch allowing gap between frame and door, I adjusted it and tightened up at the latch but door still warped and secondary snibs ugly, leaving loose gaps and not adjustable, seem to have worn loose over time.
    • CommentAuthorgravelld
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2017
     
    Does it get a lot of sun?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2017
     
    yes
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2017
     
    I've seen exposed,-full sun, external wood doors on the S side of a house that suffered from similar warping. I've no doubt that plastic will do the same. Try running a straight edge along the door.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2017
     
    Warped by 6mm at the top and 4mm at the bottom, a big banana
    • CommentAuthorSteveZ
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2017
     
    A recommendation by our uPVC door installer was that we should use the locking handle fully each time to engage all the catches as it will prevent the door warping!
    Needless to say, we don't, but I can see that a door in full sun would be subject to some fairly high thermal stress, and fully engaging the catches when it is closed might be a sensible move.
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2017
     
    Posted By: SteveZA recommendation by our uPVC door installer was that we should use the locking handle fully each time to engage all the catches as it will prevent the door warping!

    It's certainly noticeable with our timber doors that they aren't airtight until the handle is lifted to engage the multi-point latches. I can well believe your installer's recommendation.

    Needless to say, we don't, but I can see that a door in full sun would be subject to some fairly high thermal stress, and fully engaging the catches when it is closed might be a sensible move.

    I do, but I've had problems persuading my wife to get into the habit and it's still an ongoing work in progress.
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2017
     
    So far the engineered Oak folding sliding doors on my sun room S side seem to be bearing up OK, but they do have 5 point espagnolette locking which is mostly closed.
    • CommentAuthorgravelld
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2017
     
    Posted By: djh
    Posted By: SteveZA recommendation by our uPVC door installer was that we should use the locking handle fully each time to engage all the catches as it will prevent the door warping!

    It's certainly noticeable with our timber doors that they aren't airtight until the handle is lifted to engage the multi-point latches. I can well believe your installer's recommendation.
    Yeah, I think that's pretty normal, I've always noticed this too.

    But what I think SteveZ was saying was that the catches be fully engaged to stop warping, not just make it airtight at that instant.

    I wonder if this might put different stresses on the door?
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