Larson is one of the most well-known manufacturers of doors, window treatments, and other exterior hardware. The company also happens to make high quality Larson storm door handles. In this article I am going to help you identify the main problems that Larson storm door handles tend to have and what you can do about them.
One of the most common problems that Larson customers have relates to the tracks on the door handle. The track guides the door when the door is closed and helps prevent unwanted movements when it is open. Larson makes a variety of door handles with different designs and with different types of tracks. Here are the most common types of doors that use these tracks.
The first type is the track on a hinged sliding door. As you can see, there are two flat surfaces on the inside of the door – one curved surface and one flat surface. When the door is open, the hinged section of the door moves in an outward direction, with the track accommodating this motion. As the door closes, the track slides into a “Z” shape and continues moving in the same direction. Because of this, the tracks tend to become worn out and may no longer operate properly.
Most people think that this is easily fixable. Unfortunately, it is not. Larson sells plastic track pieces that fit over each of the slanted tracks on the doors. However, these pieces are typically not strong enough to support the weight of a heavy door handle and can often break or become unusable. Because of this, the only option to repair Larson’s doors is to replace the broken track pieces.
Track problems are not the only thing that cause the door handle to malfunction. Doors with wooden tracks tend to be problematic as well because the wood tends to warp if it is ever exposed to moisture. This warped wood then forms a callous around the door. In order to prevent this from happening, you should always place a plastic sheet under your door when it is closed. A plastic sheet will help protect the door from moisture that may seep through while you’re not using the door. If you’re going to use wood-based tracks, make sure that the door handle fittings are kept clean and dry at all times.
Other problems include malfunctioning locking mechanisms. Some people have found that their Larson storm door handle breaks easily when pressure is applied to the lock mechanism. As a result, the door may not lock or it may instead lock and slowly force its way open. The best way to resolve this problem is to purchase a new lock assembly. When you do so, you can prevent such problems from occurring again.
Larson makes a variety of door handles, including plain aluminum, nickel, brass, and more. You can find these handles in a variety of hardware stores, home improvement stores, and online. It is important to note that most of the problems mentioned above are caused by improper installation. Proper installation is crucial to the performance and life of your door handle, so be sure to have any problems checked out by a professional before attempting to fix them on your own.
If you have any doubts about your Larson storm door handle, or any other part of your home’s door hardware, don’t hesitate to contact a local Larson distributor. They will be able to assess your door and let you know whether or not the door handle is working correctly. This is the best way to avoid problems with your door hardware, since repairing the hardware yourself could prove to be fatal. With the proper diagnosis, you’ll be able to find the solution to any type of door handle problem. Just make sure that you have contacted a Larson distributor before attempting to repair the issue on your own.