Door Repair

Learn to repair all the doors in your home with these tips and how-tos.

How to Fix a Bifold Door

After a few years of use, bifold doors often start to sag, scrape against the floor or pop out of their brackets. Three basic adjustments will usually get them back on track.

Door Repair projects

  • Steel Door Repair: Repair a Dented Steel Door

    Make an invisible dent repair in a steel door the same way you do it on your car, using the same auto body filler. Even a novice can master the…

  • Pocket Door Repair

    Do you have a pocket door that sticks or doesn't open or shut all the way? Don't replace it if you don't have to—just install a new track,…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Sliding Screen Door Repair Tips

    Does it feel like you’re dragging your sliding screen door through a gravel pit when you open it or doesn’t close all the way? You…

  • Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs

    Learn how to repair overhead garage door springs and cables—without winding up in the emergency room. Follow along as a pro explains how…

  • Repairing a Loose Door Handle

    Tighten a loose doorknob that has hidden chassis screws. It only takes a minute to pop off the cover plate.

  • How to Fix a Rattling Door

    Interior doors that don't fit tightly against the doorstop can develop annoying rattles and thumps. There are several good fixes for this…

  • How to Repair a Sliding Door

    Sliding doors get sticky and hard to open when the wheels are out of adjustment or the track gets dirty. Here's how to repair your sliding door…

  • How to Repair Interior Doors

    Doors that won't shut or latch properly are annoying, but once you diagnose the problem the fix is usually easy. Even if your door has been…

  • How to Fix a Bifold Door

    After a few years of use, bifold doors often start to sag, scrape against the floor or pop out of their brackets. Three basic adjustments will…

  • Lengthening an Interior Wood Door

    Fix an interior door that's been cut too short with this simple repair. By carefully matching thickness, wood grain direction and stain, you can…