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 most of these doors and window are from wood, metal or glass they need a regular check repair and maintenance when they are broken.
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 door or window is latching on the bottom edge side which makes it difficult to open or close. This result from unfastened nail or screw and in most cases the lower jamb has shifted or pulled holding nail out and to reset the jamb, ply away the bottom casing and renail the door to the wall.
Glass as its transparent delicate needs a lot of care when cleaning and handling and if there is unavailability of cleaning material, on can use a piece of wet newspaper and rubbed slowly on the window .
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.
Hinges on doors and windows should be oiled and greased sometimes for it to open smoothly as glass is very delicate and can easily break.
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.