In this article we’re going to go through some frequently asked questions about patio door handles.
Are Patio Door Handles Universal?
Patio door handles are not universal and will require you to check some key measurements to ensure a replacement sliding patio door handle will fit correctly. Measuring a sliding patio door handle is done the same way as any other uPVC door handle.
Are Patio Door Handles a Standard Size?
As mentioned above, patio door handles are not a standard size and require two critical measurements to ensure it is compatible. Let’s go through the steps on how to measure your patio door handle in the next section.
How to Measure for a New Patio Door Handle?
Now let’s move on to measuring your sliding patio door handle. When measuring a door handle you only need to check two measurements. These measurements are as follows.
- Backplate Fixing Centres – The centre to centre of the screw fixing screws.
- PZ Centres – The centre of the square spindle hole to the centre of the circular part of the key hole.
We also wrote an article about measuring uPVC door handles which you can find here: https://gbdiystore.com/articles/how-to-identify-and-measure-your-upvc-door-handle/
How Do You Fix a Loose Patio Door Handle?
You can fix a loose door handle very easily. Most of the time you will find it’s only the screws which have come loose and need tightening up. Simply take a Philips screwdriver and tighten the two screws on the inside handle. If your problem still persists this may be because the threads are damaged and may require a replacement patio door handle.
How Do You Replace a Patio Door Handle?
Replacing a patio door handle is as simple as removing two screws. With the measuring complete which we covered above. You can now just remove the two screws from the inside handle and the door handle should just come away from the door.
Assuming you have already ordered your new patio door handle, you can just slide the new handle back on to the door and secure it with the fixing screws provided.
In closing I hope this answers all your questions about patio door handles. Here at GB DIY Store we supply a good range of patio door handles which you can view here: https://gbdiystore.com/door-furniture/patio-door-handles
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