Door Repair

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

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  • 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…

  • Garage Door Makeover

    Get the look of a traditional carriage-house garage door for a fraction of the retail price. With these DIY plans you can make your own using a…

  • 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.

  • 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 Replace a Refrigerator Door Gasket

    We'll show you how to replace your refrigerator door gasket in three easy steps. A new gasket will help your refrigerator run more efficiently,…

  • How to Adjust Storm Doors

    A binding, sticking storm door will eventually cause more damage if it’s not repaired. Here’s how to diagnose the problem and make the door hang…

  • 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…

  • 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 Make Perfect-Closing Screen Doors

    We'll show you how to adjust a storm door so it closes perfectly. By simply turning a screw, you can fix the door so it won't slam shut or be…

  • 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…

  • How to Install a Garage Door

    Garage door falling apart? Follow along as our expert shows how to safely install a new garage—door and how to remove the old one.

  • Restore Old Windows and Doors: Revive the Finish

    It's easy to fix the finish on windows when it begins to flake and fade. Scraping, sanding and restaining will only take about one hour. And…

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