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Door Repair

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

  1. 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, new rollers or both, and your pocket door will work like it did when it was new.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Fix a Screen Door

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    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 damage looks pretty frightening, but the fix is actually fairly easy.

  2. Fixing Garage Doors

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    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 bundle.

  3. How to Fix a Broken Door Hinge

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    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 damage.

  4. How to Fix Stubborn Bifold Closet Doors

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    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 tighten annoying handles that keep coming loose.

  5. Replace Your Weather Strip

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

  6. Fix Stuck Dead Bolts

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    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 minutes.

  7. Fix Sagging or Sticking Doors

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    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.

  8. How to Fix a Bifold Door

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    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.

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