Door Repair

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

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  • 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…

  • How to Fix Stubborn Bifold Closet Doors

    Tired of bifolds that don't work right? Learn how to adjust a door that's always sticking, trim a door that binds, repair a broken corner, and…

  • 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.

  • 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 Stop a Door From Swinging Open

    We'll show you a simple fix that will keep interior doors from swinging all the way open if you leave them slightly ajar. It's an…

  • 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…

  • Interior Door Repair: Interior Doors That Won't Stay Closed

    Adjusting a door that doesn't hang correctly is a frustrating experience, but there are a few tricks of the trade that can achieve miracles.…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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,…

  • 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…


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