The front entry door of your home showcases a lot of your home – it’s the first thing people will see when they pull into your driveway. Even though homeowners spend a lot of time picking out their front entry door, they may find some problems with it as time goes by.
There are a few common problems with doors, and thankfully there have been ways developed to fix these issues. Here’s what you need to know!
Loose Door Hinges
One of the most common issues with door hinges is that they become loose over time due to daily use. Thankfully, there is a straightforward fix to this problem; you can easily tighten the screws so that the hinge isn’t loose anymore.
Another issue homeowners may experience with hinges on their doors is that they could become squeaky over time; this issue is also easily rectified with WD-40 or 3-IN-ONE to lubricate the hinge.
Doors That Won’t Latch
Have you ever experienced when you shut a door, the latch doesn’t catch, and the door doesn’t stay closed? In this case, you may need to readjust the striker plate, as the door has to make contact with the plate to ensure it stays closed. If you have a triple point locking system, it’s very important to oil your latches a few times a year to ensure your door closes properly.
A Sticky Front Door
Instead of a door that doesn’t latch, you may have a door that doesn’t open very well and almost sticks to the frame. This could be due to a dirty hinge with debris built up or something much bigger – like a foundation or structural issue.
The first thing you can do to try to fix this is to clean the hinges and see if that helps to unstick the door. If that doesn’t work, you may need to create some space in certain areas of the frame to stop the door from sticking.
If you have any issues or questions, please contact us so that we can help!
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