If you’ve ever had to struggle to operate a faulty door, then you know just how annoying and frustrating it can be. Bad doors aren’t just an inconvenience; they can also lead to a whole list of other problems that might require help from door replacement companies. For one, they pose a serious security risk, particularly for entry and patio doors that serve as access points into your home. They can also be a huge drain on your energy bills as binding doors are typically not airtight, leading to losses in your home’s heating and cooling efforts. How to Deal With Common Door Problems

Given enough time, regular wear and tear can make any door problematic, but this is no reason to panic. There are a few steps you can take to minimize the impact of faulty doors and our professionals at Abby Windows & Exteriors are here to walk you through a few of the most common ones.

Loose Hinges

There are a number of factors that can cause door hinges to come off position in new patio doors or even entry doors. The biggest culprits are often a tossup between poor quality products, shoddy workmanship, or perhaps a combination of both. Minor hinge and latch problems can be easily dealt with by tightening the strike plates that may have come loose. For product-related problems, you’ll need professional help to plane excess material or make the right adjustments to ensure the door sits plumb and squarely within the frame and jambs.

Doorstop Adjustments

A slight bevel on the latch edge of a door allows it to open and close fully and easily. This beveled edge is so small, it can be reduced somewhat by thick layers of paint and primer. If your door is showing these common symptoms, the first step you need to take is to have the main structure inspected professionally to make sure that no other repairs are needed.

At Abby Windows & Exteriors, we are your leading provider of new entry doors as well as patio doors and other exterior products. Give us a call at (414) 436-ABBY or (414) 436-2229 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free no-obligation consultation and get your dream projects started today.