A broken door isn’t simply inconvenient. It can also have an impact on your home’s safety and security, especially if it’s a main entry door.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals, a trusted business offering siding and door services, lists three of the most common door frame issues and how to repair them.
Binding is usually caused by an out-of-plumb hinge jamb or the door frame settling. This is relatively easy to fix; you simply need to install a shim near the affected area. If binding occurs near the bottom hinge, place the shim under the top hinge. If the bind is near the top, install the shim under the bottom hinge.
If the door hinge jamb is not plumb, observe which hinge causes the door edge to hang vertically, and install the shim under that part. This is typically caused by built-up paint, which can be cleaned easily. If you’re not sure about the cause of the problem, don’t hesitate to ask help from a professional. Twin Cities Siding Professionals has door experts who will gladly assist you.
A single misaligned door can be salvaged through a door or door frame repair. But if you have multiple misaligned doors and windows in your home, you may be dealing with a more serious problem. If many of your doors and windows are sticking or binding, watch out because this could be a sign of an unstable foundation. Make sure to call a professional to inspect your home.
Damaged trim may have no serious implications on the safety of your door, but it can be a total eyesore. Good thing that you don’t have to replace the entire door frame trim when only a single section is damaged. It’s likely that you’ll find a matching replacement at a local home improvement stores so better check their available trim options first.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals ensures quality workmanship so you can expect our team to handle siding repair or installation jobs with care and accuracy. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We offer our services to clients in the Twin Cities and nearby areas.