Doors that don’t close all the way or that tend to open for seemingly no reason are frustrating – they create lots of discomfort, ruin the privacy that you need in your rooms and they also increase your energy bills by letting cooled air out in summer and cold air in in winter. However, the problem is not always difficult to solve – here are some repair tips for you:
- Check the hinges – loose or otherwise damaged hinges are the most common causes for doors that stop closing properly. Examine each of them to see if any of them have become jammed, broken, dirty or just loose, then fix the issue with the help of a screwdriver. If the culprit for the fault is, indeed, a damaged hinge, but it can no longer be fixed, take the door off and replace the hinge;
- Check the latch – the problem can be caused by a damaged component in the latch, too. The severity of the latch damage might very from very easy to fix, such a jammed component, to serious, such as a broken component, that requires the replacement of the complete latch mechanism;
- Problems caused by the settling process that your building is going through – even the slightest change in the position of the wall can cause the improper closing of the door. If adjusting the foundation of the building is not an option, you will have to adjust the size of the door and the position of the hinges that fix it. Call the professionals for help https://www.dmdbuilders.com.