The Effects of Hot and Cold Weather on Doors and Locks

We usually only stop to think about the importance of our locks when they’re not functioning as they should, or worse you end up being locked out because your lock or lock mechanism totally fails. Surprisingly, one of the most common causes of lock and lock mechanism issues is the changing weather. As temperatures fluctuate, residential and commercial door locks may fail or not work properly.


As temperatures warm up in the summer, many home and business owners experience broken locks and gearboxes on wooden, uPVC and composite doors. This usually affects exterior doors, as increasing temperatures can cause the door to expand slightly. As a result, locks and handles can become difficult to turn or get stuck entirely in one position.


Lock problems often manifest themselves during the cold months of the year too. When temperatures fall below freezing, the door frame tends to contract. This causes a poor performance between the lock, gearbox and the door itself. You may find that it’s difficult to turn the key or opening the door using the handle when locking or unlocking exterior doors.

The best solution is to tackle these problems and nip them in the bud before they become a major issue. You could end up spending a lot more money when the door totally fails or being locked out at the most inappropriate time.

So call Newbiggin Locksmith today if you are experiencing any problems with your locks, handles or any of the mechanisms in your door. Newbiggin Locksmiths will quickly diagnose the problem and give you the best solution to help save you money but also to stop you being locked out of your property. If you require a locksmith in Northumberland, a Cramlington locksmith, a locksmith in Ashington, a Newcastle locksmith or a locksmith in Blyth, or anywhere in the Northeast call Newbiggin Locksmith today on 07539288016 for a free no obligation quotation with no call out fees and no VAT charges. Newbiggin Locksmith are your low cost, local 24 hour Locksmiths who are always here to help.

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