Window is an opening in a wall or on the roof that allow light, sound, air or heat on a house or a vehicle which may either covered by metal, wood or glass while. While door is a piece of wood, metal ,plastic or glass movable on one side that is used in closing or opening an entrance in a building ,vehicle ,cupboard or a room.
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.
We have different windows put on different parts of the house for different purpose like the transom put above the door, sidelight next to a door or clerestory window set on the roof generally for light in the house.
Because they are or made of wood, glass, metal or plastic; these structures need repair and maintenance by fixing them whenever they are disconnected, broken or just regular checkup.
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.
Any problem with the door such that isn’t closing of latching properly should be diagnosed and repaired before the whole door or window is damaged to in cur more expenses.
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 .
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 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.