Windows or doors are wooden, plastic, glass of metal material. Doors allow passage in or out while windows allow light sound or air in a vehicle or building.
Both windows and doors are very vital as they give house good air circulation and security if closed.
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.
As glass used in making this doors and window, it should be carefully opened while metal and wood structures should be checked and maintained for them to last long .
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 which won’t shut or latch properly are annoying and one diagnosis door hanging loosely or not opening should find the problem and solve it mechanically even if it has binding, it will show the problem and repair it as quick as possible when it’s inexpensive.
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 a glass window has broken, the remnant window should be handled with care as some fragments of the glass remain can cut if unprotected from, the repair should be done by a glazier who is conversant with glass only unless one is 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.