Is your door out of whack?
Posted By MyGuy
Have you thought about an expert handyman for your simple door repairs?
These can be very tricky and need a professional to get it done right.
According to the ToFixIt handyman experts, "we repair a lot of doors."
Therefore, they wanted share with you some ideas on what may cause doors
to get a little out of “whack.” There are many types of door problems:
- out-of-alignment hinges
- strike plates
- worn weather stripping
- house settling
- loose or worn out lock sets
- broken or damaged frame
The professional handyman experts in Phoenix, place door repair in the
same category as drywall repair because in most cases it is truly an art
to get the job repaired correctly.
Did you know that many exterior, front or back door repairs are the result
of break-ins or attempted robberies? However, the good news is, many times,
it is an easy door repair. It simply calls for a repair of the door jamb,
replacing the door trim and securing the door strike plate to make it
stronger than when it was initially built. This means you don’t
have to replace the entire interior or exterior door, door frame, but
just the wood door trim.
The experts recommend as a security measure, replacing the flimsy strike
plate on your exterior doors with heavy duty strike plates. The new strike
plates should be installed with three-inch screws into the studs for added
strength. This can really slow down a burglar trying to kick in your exterior
front door. The professional experts want to remind you to teach your
children and practice what you preach, don't open the door until you
know who is at the door before you open it. There are different options
that can be installed so that you can see who is at the door without opening
it: a peep hole or side-light. Consider swapping out your deadbolt with
a heavy duty lock and minimum 2-inch throw.
The ToFixIt handyman experts share that there are three general door problems:
- hard to open
- hard to close
- air leaks
When your doors are hard to open, it generally means the hinges need adjusting.
If you interior or exterior doors are hard to close, this can be the hinges,
the door latch or even the wood door frame. It is important to check to
see if you are losing your conditioned air. These air leaks can cause
your energy bills to increase. This issue can be resolved with something
as easy as replacing that worn-out weather stripping, or by simply adjusting
the threshold. The house settling can cause these minor changes to occur
but can be remedied with a just a few minor adjustments.
We hope you think of calling ToFixIt at 602-863-4948 or visit the
website to contact your local handyman if trouble comes knocking on your door
and you need a repair. Better yet, how about a new energy efficient door?
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