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uPVC Doors

uPVC Doors

Why Are uPVC Doors So Great?!

 

Whether you want to replace your front door, back door, garage or interiors doors there are often so many choices of style and material that you don’t know where to begin.

Purchasing a new door is perhaps one of the most important purchases for your home. They are the main points of access into your house requiring significant safety levels. Not to mention they can also take a battering from the weather and other external forces leading to the need of durable, weather resistant material.

During the process of choosing, to purchasing and through to the installation, you’ll be faced with a number of factors to consider throughout this process which can have huge implications on both the aesthetics of your home and the ways in which it can function. At Ontario Door Repair we sell and fit uPVC, as well as purpose made timber and aluminum, doors made to measure to your exact requirement.

Below we have discussed what you’ll need to consider when purchasing a new uPVC door, because contrary to many people’s beliefs, it’s not all about the price.

Cost Effective

Not only are uPVC doors considerably cheaper than timber or aluminum options but they are likely to save you money in the long run too. uPVC generally possess thermal transmittance values which are far superior to aluminum, steel and in most cases timber too.

This simply means that with the installation of uPVC exterior doors your house will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer months.

uPVC doors generally fit more securely when fixed meaning that there is little, or next to no, droughts promising a cost effective and thermal efficient solution for your home. Working as an excellent insulator, stopping cold and damp getting in and warm air escaping, you can rest assured that you’ll no longer waste money on your energy and heating bills.

Additional Security

With the addition of uPVC doors to your property you are guaranteed an excellent level of home security when compared to traditional wooden doors.

Most uPVC doors have a core of galvanized steel making them extremely difficult to break down. And because of this galvanized steel feature, uPVC doors are anti-crowbar meaning that any potential threat would have a considerably difficult time trying to force it open.

Maintenance

Unlike other materials uPVC doesn’t rot, flake, rush, fad, peel or corrode. For example aluminum doors can scratch and chip on the surface coating leading to exposed damage. uPVC on the other hand typically has color all the way through its profile so any scratches aren’t noticeable and what’s more it is tough on impact.

Apart from the occasional need to oil the locking mechanisms, you will notice that very little needs to be done to keep your new uPVC door in tip top condition. As an extremely durable material you can relax in the knowledge that you won’t have to fork out for multiple repairs.

Aesthetics

We can’t always please everyone when it comes to aesthetics, after all we all have our own individual tastes. Many used to view uPVC with disdain as the look and quality was of generally poor caliber, often with discoloration and poor UV ratings. However, this is no longer the case.

uPVC doors now come with color stabilizers, laminates and the ability to mimic wood grain textures and any other color imaginable. In some cases you can even opt to have a different color or effect inside to match your interior decor; how great is that! This is particularly useful for older, period properties where an unsightly bright white plastic door can ruin the aesthetics of the property.

More Information and Advice

We understand that choosing the right exterior door is an important purchase, both in terms of efficiency, security and aesthetics. That is why the team here at Ontario Door Repair are on hand to assist you when making the right purchase right through to installation. Give us a call on 647-951-3510 and speak to one of our friendly team for more help and advice.

Understanding South Western Ontario Locksmith

Understanding South Western Ontario Locksmith

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Understanding South Western Ontario Locksmith

Understanding South Western Ontario Locksmith

I have been a mobile locksmith for the better part of 10 years. I have worked in and alongside all facets of the locksmith industry. Locksmith is a critical trade that is often underrepresented in the trades community, and the people at large. But what is a locksmith, and why is it important to know? As one locksmith I spoke with frankly stated, “a locksmith works with locks.” The essential-ism is quite true, yet fails to engage with the dynamic variety within the industry.

 

Locksmith comprises specific knowledge and skills designed for maintaining access control.

Access control ensures that those who are allowed entrance to a specific area or building are permitted, while those who are not allowed entrance to a building are denied. Access control is everywhere – be it the locks on your house or store, your vehicle, parkade or gated community. Many locksmiths I have sat down with were either owner and operator of their own business, or they owned a locksmith shop from which they dispatched mobile technicians. Locksmith technicians operate in many forms and often take on a specialized roles in the industry.

 

Automotive technicians specialize in automobile locks.

For vehicle locks, each year, make, and model often has different internal mechanisms, unique and specific electronic and mechanical hardware. Thus automotive locksmithing has a steep learning curb and requires a large base of specialized tools and knowledge. This work largely involves opening locked cars, cutting specailized keys, and occasionally tearing out steering coloumbs, door panels and reporgraming onboard computers. Most often however, automotive technicians open locked vehicle doors. Automotive technicians often intercede the dealership-client relationship to provide automotive services at a better price and by more reliable technicians.

 

Another specialized role is the emergency locksmith.

Emergency technicians are on call 24 hours a day. They respond to lockouts, fix break-ins, and repair broken doors. They also engage in basic locksmith work, such as rekeying locks and installing door hardware. Emergency technicians deal with a plethora of moral and ethical crisis. Thus it is important to ensure that your emergency technician be licenced, bonded and insured. Emergency technicians are called in to change the locks when a spouse has been abused. They open the door into grandma’s house when she hasn’t answered the phone in two weeks, and they change the locks on your door when someone you don’t trust has the keys.

 

Emergency technicians work with people who are scared, angry, and vulnerable and often in conjunction with the police.

A less exciting but equally important aspect of locksmiths is on the commercial industrial side of business. Commercial locksmiths work on construction sites and developing buildings. They install doors and door hardware. They assign master key systems for the building and integrate construction masters for the workers.

 

Alternatively, locksmiths can reside within pre-existing institutions.

Hospitals, prisons, schoolboards, are examples of institutions which keep full time locksmiths on their payroll. High security specialists work with high-security locks, exclusive keyways, electronic locks and safe work. They control access to highly exclusive areas and possess sensitive knowledge of those areas.

 

Locksmithing is a vastly growing enterprise.

The need for greater access control rises with new technologies and rising crime rates. I would encourage everyone to become familiar with the locksmiths in your area. It is important to build a repertoire with your local technician. You should always have your locks re keyed when you move into a new building, and any locksmith worth their weight will have great ideas on how to improve your security. Locksmith is often underrepresented in the trades community but they are the most important deterrent between you, your property, and crime.

 

How to Force Entry on Commercial Doors

How to Force Entry on Commercial Doors

Here’s the scene: You arrive late at night at a single-story strip mall with reinforced masonry walls, open web steel joist and no sprinkler system. There’s smoke and fire showing through the large front windows. The battalion chief’s strategy is to get inside (offensive) and knock this down ASAP. The rear door (side C) is used mostly for deliveries during business hours and is locked at other times—like now. You know from your inspections that the door is equipped with a panic bar, even though there are no hardware clues (e.g., bolt heads) on the outside. Your assignment is to get this door open to provide horizontal ventilation as well as an alternate means of escape for crews.

There are several conventional ways to force this door open: 1) prying the latch out of the frame; 2) cutting it down with a rotary saw and metal-cutting blade; and 3) taking/cutting the hinges. But what about other methods that aren’t quite so conventional? Here, I’ll address how the panic bar can be used to force entry as well as simple solutions for other common commercial entry challenges.How to Force Entry on Commercial Doors

An Unconventional Method: Find the Panic Bar (See Disengage the Panic Bar slideshow)
Lately, my department has been taking advantage of all the area business closures by experimenting on different ways to force these doors using only a Halligan and flat-head ax. Our approach starts with the panic bar. You want to pierce the door a few inches above the panic bar. We know that the bar itself is about 40 to 42 inches up from the bottom of the door (or in the middle of the door). For me, this is about waist high, so I use this as a landmark to get me close.

The next issue: how to make a hole in the steel door to get the Halligan through. You can drive the forks through by hammering the Halligan bar. If you chose this approach, start the forks on their corner to easily establish a purchase point. Another way to start an insertion point is to drive the spike in and then switch over to the forks. These techniques work and you should try them, but also try the method depicted in the accompanying slideshow—it is much faster and easier.

Specifically, strike the door with the blade of the ax. It will go through one (if not both) layers quickly and easily. If it does not get through both layers, strike the ax with the Halligan. Once the opening is made, insert the Halligan in the hole and drive it through to the other side. Once the Halligan is inserted a couple of inches past the forks, push up and then pull the door outward to open it. The forks should catch the bar and disengage the latches.

Commercial Door Hinges (See Overcome Commercial Door Hinges slideshow)
Hinges can also be overcome with hand tools. When struck with a sledge hammer or flathead ax, the hardened steel hinge will perform like a cold chisel against the screws holding up the door. The hinge will shear off the heads of the screws, allowing the door to be opened. Note: Strike all the hinges—high, middle and low.

Aluminum/Glass Store-Front Doors (See Forcing Aluminum/Glass Store-Front Doors slideshow)
Aluminum and glass store-front doors can be a formidable challenge, unless you know a little about how they’re installed. Most of these doors use either a spring-loaded hinge pin or a continuous hinge. Doors that use the spring-loaded hinge pin assembly (usually at the very top and bottom of the door) offer us an easy and simple method of entry.

Place your Halligan at the bottom of the door (hinge side) and lift up. The spring-loaded pin will catch and depress itself, allowing the door to fall open from the hinge side. You’ll have to negotiate the latch, but it will open enough to get the operation started. Be sure to secure this door back by tying it off; in other words, make sure it doesn’t clamp your hose or get in the way of a hasty retreat.

Final Thoughts – How to Force Entry on Commercial Doors
Combine your knowledge of building/door construction, conventional forcible entry, through-the-lock entry, and power tool applications to ensure that there’s nothing stopping you from getting to the fire. Proficiency with hand tools, some imagination and knowing how buildings work will get you through most any forcible-entry challenge.

 

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Mobile Kitchener Locksmiths

Mobile Kitchener Locksmiths

Kitchener Ontario Locksmith Call Local (519)-489-2586 or Free Call (866) 820-1331

Mobile Kitchener Locksmiths Few things are unavoidable for being a great locksmith. You need to be able to be called upon at any time, as in you need to be available 24/7. You also need to provide mobile locksmith services, as in you need to be able to be on the move constantly. Mobile locksmiths are some of the most sought out features for locksmith services. Most people only call a locksmith when they need help when they are inconvenienced. If you’re locked out of your car, you don’t want to call a locksmith who says that they will get it in the morning or call a tow truck, you’d just call another locksmith.

How to create a Mobile Locksmith Services A professional vehicle – Anything less than a service van or truck will look amateurish. If you have a car and work out of your personal car at least, slap a sizable decal on the side of the vehicle. Remember that worried customers are going to be looking for your vehicle for salvation and trade vehicles will be the first things they are looking for, don’t let them down.Mobile Kitchener Locksmiths

The necessary Tools – Mobile locksmith services are a very narrow and niche market. You don’t need a tremendous amount of tools since they are predominately re-entry services. We recommend carrying a slim jim, set of lockpicks (every size matters), lock gun (if you prefer it), and a wedge or crowbar, it never hurts.

Communication – You need to be able to move quickly and sometimes have an unhindered conversation with a scared customer. The best way to do this is to invest in hands-free headsets and dashboard mounting for your phone. These directional tools will make arriving at locations easily. If you haven’t already, Google allows you to sync all of your devices so that you can send directions to your phone from your computer. While you’re speaking to the customer, remind them of what to do when they’re locked out of cars.

Kitchener Mobile Locksmiths, Mobile Kitchener Locksmiths holds us to the highest standards. Kitchener Mobile Locksmiths prove 5-star service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At the top of our websites, we have an orange banner and emergency line. Being a locksmith requires dedication and discipline.

The easiest answer would be to call Kitchener Mobile Locksmiths, but we can’t be everywhere at once. When you need the best locksmith services in San Diego, make sure to give us a call or contact us today! We are always pushing quality to its limits, and we want to be the best of the best!

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Local Services Locksmith In Kitchener Provide 24/7 Fast Emergency Locksmith Services and Residential Locksmith Services in Kitchener Waterloo area Call Local (519)-489-2586 or Free Call (866) 820-1331

 

 

 

Waterloo Local Residential Locksmiths

Waterloo Local Residential Locksmiths

Waterloo Ontario Locksmith 519-489-2586

Waterloo Local Residential Locksmiths, Many individuals call their local locksmith whenever they damage their keys or their keys are lost and replacement ones are needed. Most locksmiths however find themselves being called when somebody is locked out of their own home. Although these services are the most common ones, your local residential locksmith also offers other services that you might come in handy.

Moving into a New Home

Homeowners who will be moving into a previously owned home or building might want to change the locks to ensure their safety. Some locks might also be worn out due to the wear and tear that naturally comes with being used frequently and some locks might already be lost and repair is needed. Waterloo Local Residential Locksmiths can help homeowners repair damaged locks, install new ones, replace door handles and even install high security locks. Some also provide pick resistance locks so the door will not be easily opened or picked and this is ideal especially if one lives in a large community.

Enhancing your Home
Aside from repair and installation services, Waterloo Local Residential Locksmiths can also advise homeowners on the right decorative handle sets to purchase to match their house’s theme. They would ensure that although these handle sets look aesthetically pleasing, they will not compromise the safety of the people living in the house.

Not withstanding the house door, they can also install entry gate locks and for those who are interested in the latest security system, the lock specialist can also add keyless dead bolts and re-key the master system. Regular maintenance by the company would also ensure that your system is in tiptop shape.

Where to find a Lock Specialist

If you are looking for a lock specialist, you need not go further as your local locksmith can help you with your lock services. Most local technicians can readily do repair or installation of locks, door handles, and aid your security system. An out-of-town lock technician might not be able to respond to your need and in times of emergency might not be able to get there on time.

Another reason that one might prefer a local one is that the local locksmith knows the area and weather conditions so they can make recommendations on what to do with your lock problem. Aside from these reasons, they also charge cheaper than out-of-town technicians and can also give special discounts. Some also offer free security check up and maintenance so you are assured that you and your family’s safety is also secured.

Waterloo Local Residential Locksmiths

Your home is the place where your most valuable assets are kept and where your family sleeps at night 519-489-2586

 

Expert Tips to Keep Your Tile and Grout Clean

Expert Tips to Keep Your Tile and Grout Clean

Expert Tips to Keep Your Tile and Grout Clean
Whether for bathroom floors, mudrooms, lobbies, showers or kitchens, tile flooring is the first choice of countless homeowners. Tile flooring is available in a wide variety of colors, styles, and motifs, and is considered to be highly durable and versatile. However, these tiles attract to dirt and dust particles, especially in the grout lines. Cleaning tiles and grout lines cannot be ignored even though they need an extra bit of effort and attention. Before you start with grout cleaning, it is important to know what type of flooring you have because not every cleaning product works the same for every floor type.

If you need to clean the tiles or grout in your kitchen or bathroom, here are a few tips that professional tile and grout cleaning services in Markham recommend:

Clean up spills as they occur– Professional tile cleaning services in Markham recommend that you to clean spills immediately because the longer a spill sits on the tile, the higher the likelihood that it will become a stain.  As we all know, grout is more prone to staining, owing to its porous nature and the fact that it is light in color.  If you accidentally spill food onto the tile in your kitchen, wipe it up before it becomes permanent.

Keep shower time to a minimum– Warm and moist air provides the perfect environment for mildew and mold to thrive.  If you have tiled showers and bathroom flooring, tile and grout cleaning professionals in Markham suggest that you keep your showers brief and be sure to run the exhaust fan in order to curtail these problems.

Use squeegee after each shower– Every time you shower, consider using a squeegee to wipe down the tiles and glass. It will not only prevent excess water from settling into the porous grout, but it will also leave fewer mineral deposits on the tile and glass doors. If you want to take an extra step in mildew prevention, create a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water and store it in a spray bottle. Once or twice per week, spray down the tiles after you squeegee them.

Prefer using a gentle cleaning solution- Professional tile cleaning services in Markham suggest that when the time comes to clean your tile and grout, start by using the mildest cleaning methods and work your way up to more intense cleaners and methods, as needed. Harsh cleaning chemicals, such as bleach, may make your grout look clean for a short time; but they also strip away the water repellency capabilities. Once that happens, the grout begins to erode and becomes more susceptible to mildew and discoloration, and it may ultimately require re-­grouting.

Remembering these expert tips will help you keep your tile and grout clean. Also, if you feel that the tile and grout in your bathroom have stubborn stains that just don’t go away, you can consider hiring professional tile and grout cleaning services in Markham. However, ensure that you find a trusted and experienced name that offers the best service at affordable prices.

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