Door Repair

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

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  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Patch Dents in a Metal Door

  • Metal doors don't hide dents and scratches as easily as wood doors, but you can make your old garage service or entry door look new again with…

  • Adjusting a Door Strike Plate

  • To fix a door that won't latch, simply file the edge of the strike plate until the latch clicks into place. It's a five-minute fix.

  • Fix a Door That Won't Close

  • When houses settle, doors can settle along with them, resulting in misaligned door latches. Solve the problem with a file, a chisel, and a dab…

  • How to Fix a Door Latch

  • When a house settles, doors sometimes stop latching properly because one side of the frame has sagged. You can fix the problem easily with a…

  • How to Fix a Screen Door

  • All it takes is one big gust of wind to whip your screen door back so far that it rips the retaining bracket right out of the doorjamb. The…

  • Fixing Garage Doors

  • Make weather-tight garage door seals, replace rotted trim with maintenance-free vinyl and clean up a rusty track. Do it yourself and save a…

  • How to Install Doorstops

  • A missing doorstop means that sooner or later the wall will get dented by the door handle. Either of the two most common types of doorstop can…

  • 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…

  • Replace Your Weather Strip

  • Install a door bottom weather strip to wooden doors for an effective and almost invisible airtight seal and to stop drafts.

  • How to Fix a Broken Door Hinge

  • If the hinge screws have broken out of a particleboard door and taken chunks of the particleboard with them, the right glue can usually fix the…

  • Easily Repair Pet Claw Marks

  • Mask shallow claw marks and scratches in wood doors with stain and varnish. Gel stains work well for matching the existing finish.

  • Fix Sagging or Sticking Doors

  • This article shows you how to fix a sticking door in most cases without removing the door. Get instant results and enjoy a trouble-free door.

  • How to Fix Hinge Screws

  • This article will show how to fix a common door hang-up. The solution to loose hinges is simple and foolproof—bigger screws! You'll…

  • How to Silence a Squeaking Hinge

  • When a door hinge develops a squeak due to wear or settling, instead of reaching for a messy spray lubricant, try this traditional, non-toxic,…

  • Fix Stuck Dead Bolts

  • If your deadbolt sticks or is difficult to turn, give it a shot of Teflon lube spray to get it operating smoothly again. It only takes five…

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