Door is a material used of closing and opening an entrance which has one movable side and another fixed one and can either be made of metal, wood or glass while window is an opening in wall or on the roof that allows air, light or sound. Most of them are made of woodless or plastic, glass.
They both have great importance on the place they are put; doors are essential as they prevent spread of fire and as a barrier of noise and by locking it also enhances security where it has been locked. While windows allow a cool environment due to air circulation inside the vehicle or the house.
There are many types of windows regarding to their purpose, position or how they open in the place they’ve been put. Side light are widows beside door, transom is a widow above a door, clerestory is set on the roof structure while pivot is hung on one side.
Because they are or made of wood, glass, metal or plastic; these structures need repair and maintenance by fixing them whenever they are disconnected, broken or just regular checkup.
As doors and windows are carpentry structures which humans interact with them daily, one needs knowledge on how to handle them or repair in case they are broken. They both have hinges, bolts screws, hinge screw locks which if misused can lead to not opening of the door or window.
Doors or windows with loose screws won’t open easily or latch properly and this problem should be diagnosed and repaired properly as early as possible before the whole structure is damaged.
When doors or windows have loose hinge screws, this makes the door to latch and open or close difficultly and leads o wearing of that movable part of the structure and should be tightened and stripped holes fitted.
When the door is catching on the ground when opening or closing it’s a clear indication that the jamb is out of the plumb and to reset the jamb the bottom casing should be removed and renailed .
When cleaning windows, one should use the correct material that does not wet or stain the glass. A clean piece of newspaper can mounted on both side of the glass and moisture applied and then rubbed against the glass cleaning it in case one has no glass cleaner.
If glass window has broken, it should be handled with care because some small fragments left behind can hurt if unprotected and any repair should be done by a glazier or a specialist.
Greasing moving parts of windows and doors are important to ease movements while opening and closing and also to protect the glass from breaking if the door or window is pushed hard.
To minimize humidity on glasses which reduce ventilation in the house, one should keep kitchen or bathroom fans on, do only full load washers and also keep showers short.