When a building door opens and closes smoothly, we don’t think much of it; it is simply what we expect to happen. On the other hand, when a door is misaligned—perhaps it scrapes the floor when opened and closed, or maybe the latches don’t fit properly into the receiving strike plate—it is an annoyance that is impossible to ignore.
How To Fix A Misaligned Exterior Door
Before fixing a misaligned exterior door, it is critical to “diagnose” the problem. If you are wondering how to fix a misaligned exterior door, there are a number of simple methods you can try before calling door repair experts. In some cases, the fix might be as simple as sanding an edge of the door or readjusting the hinge or latch.
Most time, however, when a door is misaligned or tilted to one side, the hinge is the problem and must be replaced. In this case, call NYC Doors and More. We have been in the door repair business for decades and are experts when it comes to all things door-related. Our company utilizes only the highest quality door parts and will provide excellent service for competitive prices.
Door Hinge Problems
Doors and door parts, especially ones with a lot of heavy foot traffic, undergo daily wear-and-tear and need to be replaced every few years. Below is an example of a recent job our company completed on an old and worn-down exterior door hinge.
NYC Doors And More received a request to repair a door that was tilted out of position. The door latch was not aligned with the electric strike, causing the door to stay open. The technician quickly recognized the problem and recommended replacing the broken hinges.
Replacing The Door Hinge
He replaced the old hinges with a new heavy-duty long hinge that is well-suited for a heavy foot traffic building entrance since it can last for many years.
The high foot traffic entrance door in Manhattan was tilted out of position. The cause was a broken hinge. The hinge had broken down from heavy use. As you can see from photos A and B below.