Door malfunctions are quite a hassle to deal with. Problems such as sticking or not staying latched can make entry and exit a chore in itself, especially if you are carrying something. The door frame is sometimes to blame for such issues and it takes more than just sanding it down to make it work again.

Woodbridge Home Exteriors, one of the top local window, door and siding companies, discusses the most common door frame issues and how to fix them.

Binding

This door issue is caused by the frame settling or due to an out-of-plumb hinge jamb. Installing a shim under the top hinge will fix the problem if the bind is located under the bottom hinge. A door hinge jamb that is not plumb must be shimmed under any hinge that will allow the door’s edge to hang vertically.

Squeaking

Squeaks you can hear while opening or closing the door can be annoying and it is important that you get rid of it right away. Fortunately, this problem is easy to remedy. Oiling the hinges of the door is enough. You can close the door, pull the pins out of the hinges, apply them with oil and wipe.

Warping

Siding replacement pros all know too well the problem of warping in many types of siding. The same problem can also be apparent on your entry door, especially if it is made of wood. The presence of moisture compromises the structural integrity of the frame, leading to a distorted frame surface and the potential spread of mold and rot. Rather than have it fixed, consider replacement instead.

Woodbridge Home Exteriors installs steel doors designed with security, style and energy efficiency in mind. Apart from their 20-gauge steel construction, our doors have thermal barriers, insulating adhesives and foam filling to reduce heat loss, which leads to better energy savings. We can help you choose the right door to match your tastes and needs, with a variety of available colors, surface textures and other style options.

You can also turn to us for your vinyl siding installation and window replacement needs. Call us at (972) 217-7585 if you are in Texas, (405) 252-1548 if you are in Oklahoma, or (316) 226-8011 if you are in Kansas. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Hutchinson and Topeka, KS.