How to fix a metal door frame hinge and sagging door?
Over time the stress on the top hinge can eventually compromise or even break the weld points of the hinge reinforcements. This results in a sagging, improperly gapped door, or worse yet, an inoperable opening as you can see in the video below.
To repair the sagging door, the NYC Doors technician removed the broken hinges from the frame and door, then installed a new heavy-duty continuous hinge.
With this repair, there was no need to replace the door.
To fix a broken hinge, follow these steps:
- First, remove the door and the hinge attached to the reinforcement
- Then, drill welding holes in the area where the hinge reinforcement sits
- Clamp or hold the hinge reinforcement in the original place and plug weld
- Grind smooth, prime, paint, and rehang the door