Solid wood doors provide a beautiful, custom option for your home and are durable and long-lasting. However, they do require occasional maintenance, and sometimes, it’s beneficial to be armed with some facts to troubleshoot any issues that arise. As one of today’s leading door manufacturers in Canada, the team from Master Doors wanted to share some of their expertise here.
Below are five of the most common solid wood door issues and how to solve them.
1. Rubbing on the Frame
One of the most frequent issues homeowners deal with is when their solid wood doors rub against the door frame when being opened or closed. Since this can affect the door’s foundation, it’s an issue that should be addressed as soon as you notice it. It often means your wood door is out of square or improperly installed, or it has loose hinges. In such cases, it’s always best to seek the help of a professional to have your door adjusted or reframed.
2. The Door isn’t Functioning Properly
Solid wood doors are designed to be opened and closed easily, so if it’s not functioning properly, there’s an issue that needs to be fixed. Such issues can range from having trouble closing it all the way and locking it to foggy glass if there is glass paneling on your door. If your door isn’t opening and closing, or not locking properly, it needs to be assessed by an expert and then adjusted accordingly.
3. Light & Air Coming through the Door
Doors are designed to provide the optimal insulation for your home, so if you notice air or light coming into your home, it’s a major red flag. Not only will it affect your comfort but can also cause spikes in your energy bill due to air leaks. It’s a clear indication that your door isn’t level in its frame. Additionally, it can also be caused by shifting in your home’s foundation. Again, to determine what your problem is without a shadow of a doubt it’s best to enlist the help of a professional, as more severe issues may force the need for your door to be replaced.
4. Water Leakage Around the Door
Leaks around your door and its frame are another frequent problem faced by homeowners often due to either improper installation or a roofing or siding issue. Since water damage can easily warp and rot your door and its frame, having it inspected ASAP is essential to prevent further damage and minimize costly repairs.
5. Repairs & Adjustments
Over time, your solid wood door may need professional repairs/replacement. If you’ve tried to perform numerous repairs and they simply haven’t worked, a full replacement is often necessary.
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