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.
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.
Awning windows with hinges or doors should be greased regularly for them to easily open.
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.
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.
Stripping of screw holes is one of the reason that makes screws to be loose and this makes doors to latch difficultly and should be fastened and large holes made smaller.
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 should be handled with care as can easily break and also one should use non-staining materials while cleaning like pieces of newspapers when moisture .
Broken glass window leaves some glass fragments which if unnoticed cut if no gloves are worn and one can remove them by using a putty knife keenly before calling the glazier who can help in putting back another piece of glass.
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.