Similar to other components of your home, old hinged doors are more susceptible to damage. They may look good on the surface, but if they aren’t working smoothly, they may need a few tweaks or replacements. Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix, your expert in hinged French door installation, explains how to fix common hinged door problems in today’s post.
Doors that won’t stay latched may have a strike plate problem. To fix this, observe where the latch is hitting the plate to determine whether it needs adjustment. Remove the strike plate, drill new holes, and reattach the plate. Note, however, that if the latch is bent or broken, you may have to replace the door’s hardware.
A squeaky door is more annoying than alarming. The solution to this problem is easy. You’ll only need olive oil from your pantry to lubricate the hinges. You may also use bar soap, petroleum jelly, or paraffin candles as an alternative. A spray can of your trusted hinge lubricant is also a good option.
Drifting Door Frame
This causes your door to close slowly every time you try to prop it open. We suggest removing one of the door’s hinge pins and striking it with a hammer until it’s slightly bent. This will add some friction, keeping your doors open with slight resistance.
Repair or Replace
Doors that require regular troubleshooting may need more than just repairs. Consider a door replacement if you spend too much time addressing reoccurring door issues. Work with a reliable door contractor that offers high-quality replacement doors to get the most out of your investment.
Entrust your door installation to a reliable patio door company like Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix. We install hinged and sliding contemporary doors that can match any home style. Call us today at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our online form to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Phoenix, including Scottsdale.