Why do doors and windows need fixing? Doors and windows close and open all the time, leading to their mechanical wear, but they’re also exposed to the sun, rain, snow, frost, and wind, so they wear a lot quicker than other exterior elements. This results in squeaky, loose, and damaged hinges, cracks that let air seep into the room, insulation materials that lose elasticity, and thus fall off, which in turn leads to unstable windows and doors, and many other problems. If a window/door isn’t badly damaged, a metalworker can repair and lubricate all mechanisms which require regular maintenance and lubrication at least once a year to extend their lifespan. Hinges also need regular servicing—adjusting and tightening to make sure everything is secured in place. Check out other advice we’ve prepared, and use our calculator to see the cost of repairing windows and doors. You can also always contact our experts, who’ll be more than happy to reply.