Door Repair

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

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  • Lengthening an Interior Wood Door

    Fix an interior door that’s been cut too short with this simple repair. By carefully matching thickness, wood grain direction and stain,…

  • How to Stop Door Drafts Around Entry Doors

    Learn how to remove old, damaged weather stripping around a steel entry door and replace it with new magnetic weather stripping and a new door…

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  • 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.

  • Patch Dents in a Metal Door

    Metal doors don’t hide dents and scratches as easily as wood doors, but you can make your old garage service or entry door look new again…

  • Steel Door Repair: Repair a Dented Steel Door

    Make an invisible dent repair in a steel door the same way you do it on your car, using the same auto body filler. Even a novice can master the…

  • How to Repair a Sliding Door

    Sliding doors get sticky and hard to open when the wheels are out of adjustment or the track gets dirty. Here’s how to repair your…

  • How to Repair Interior Doors

    Doors that won’t shut or latch properly are annoying, but once you diagnose the problem the fix is usually easy. Even if your door has…

  • How to Adjust Bypass Closet Doors

    Fix sticking or badly aligned bypass closet doors in 15 minutes using this simple adjustment technique. It costs nothing.

  • How to Raise an Adjustable Entry Door Threshold

    Stop drafts coming under a door by raising the adjustable threshold. It only a minute to turn the four adjusting screws.

  • Replace Your Weather Strip

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

  • Easily Repair Pet Claw Marks

    Mask shallow claw marks and scratches in wood doors with stain and varnish. Gel stains work well for matching the existing finish.


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