Your home’s doors experience frequent use, making them one of the most utilized components. Opening and closing them repeatedly leads to wear and tear over time. Consequently, homeowners often encounter various common door problems. While a door’s main purpose is to allow passage, its various components must be in optimal condition for proper operation.
We’ll address common door problems and offer solutions, from minor issues like loose screws to major tasks like door replacement.
Frozen locks are a common problem caused by moisture seeping into the lock mechanism and freezing when temperatures drop. Be cautious when attempting to resolve this issue on your own. Forcing the key into a frozen lock can lead to a broken key, complicating matters further.
While using a deicer is an option, enjoy round-the-clock emergency services from Ace Home Improvements, LLC. Our team has the expertise to handle frozen lock situations, providing optimal solutions effectively.
Misaligned Door Latch
Sometimes, a door latch fails to catch the strike plate, resulting in an improper shut and difficulties in smooth operation. In such cases, it indicates that the door latch is misaligned with the strike plate. Fortunately, there are several approaches to rectify this minor issue, such as adjusting the strike plate or increasing its depth. If the misalignment is beyond repair, our locksmiths will concentrate on repositioning the door and aligning it with a new lock.
Ill-fitting Door Trim
To address an ill-fitting door trim, inspect multiple components, including the hinges and casing, to identify the underlying issue. If required, a miter saw can be employed to trim the trim. Additionally, depending on the installation, you might have to bevel the trim to ensure a slightly snug fit.
A sticky door can stem from various causes, ranging from a dirty hinge to more complex factors like foundation issues. It is advisable to commence with simple solutions when faced with such an inconvenience.
To begin, clean the hinges thoroughly. If this fails, investigate further to pinpoint where the door is sticking. Pay close attention to the door jamb and assess whether additional clearance is needed to alleviate the sticking.
Over time, when a door is subjected to excessive moisture or doesn’t align correctly with the doorstop, it may warp. Inspect if the door is misaligned with the wall ensuring it maintains the same plane as the hinge side.
If the door has suffered damage and warping due to moisture, the recommended course of action is to replace it.
Rest assured that Ace Home Improvements, LLC understands your needs and strives to deliver exceptional service that surpasses your expectations. We’re dedicated to assisting you with any door lock issues you may encounter.