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.
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 .
These carpentry structures need some knowledge while using them as they can broke or loose screws and make it hard to close in cases of doors or opening in windows.
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.
Loose hinge screws in the upper hinge of doors or movable windows may make it sticking at the edge and this might make the door or window to latch and start wearing out. This problem can be solved by tightening the screws or fitting the stripped hole to size of the screw.
Ground-touching door is sign of jamb out of the plumb and to reset this the bottom section should be prayed up and the jamb 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.
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.
For glass windows reduction of condensation between the glass to increase ventilation is very essential and this can be done by us of bathroom or kitchen fans, keeping showers short and run only full loads in washers and dishwashers to reduce indoor humidity.