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8 Common Door Repairs in Dallas, TX

Arguably, your doors are one of the most overlooked parts of your home. Yet, they serve many important functions. In particular, your exterior doors are especially important. Not only do they contribute to your curb appeal—creating a welcoming entrance for friends, family and neighbors, but they also provide privacy and keep you, your home and your loved one's safe from intruders.

But like anything else in your home, your entrance ways will need a little TLC from time to time. Frames warp, hinges squeak and latches no longer align properly. That's where Mr. Handyman of Dallas steps in. Our pro repair team has years of experience fixing a wide range of issues. Also, we're highly adept at installing new models—should that be what you need done.

Our team prides ourselves on both our high quality service and our dedication to the Dallas community. We've helped countless homeowners with their improvement, maintenance and repair tasks. We're the most trusted handyman service in Dallas and surrounding areas for a reason. Our team works hard to provide reliable, transparent and courteous service with each job.

No matter what issues are plaguing your front or back doors, trust our experts at Mr. Handyman of Dallas to help. Continue reading to learn more about eight common repairs we can assist with.

1. Opening and Closing Issues

It almost goes without saying that opening and closing your doors should be easy. If it's sticking, swings open after you close it, squeaks loudly when moving, or the knob won't turn, it's time to call the pros at Mr. Handyman for help. There are many reasons why they might not open and close correctly, including:

  • Latch does not align with the strike plate

  • Latch is too high or low

  • Hinges are too loose or tight

  • Hinges have rusted

  • Panels have warped from humidity or insect damage

  • Your home’s structural foundation has shifted and the frame has warped

2. Loose, Tight, Rusty or Damaged Hinges

Over time, humidity, dust, constant use and fluctuating weather can take a toll on the brackets' performance. This can lead to frustrating problems like squeaking, sticking and possibly the bracket breaking off entirely. If the hinges break, it's possible your door might fall out of it's frame.

3. Peeling Paint

This primarily aesthetic issue has never been in style. Peeling paint is unattractive and makes your property look run down. Paint also helps protect wood doors from moisture damage and humidity, so it's important to replace chipped or peeling paint as soon as possible.

4. Water Damage

If your front or porch doors or made of wood—or even just the frame is wooden—there's always a chance it could become damaged from moisture and humidity. Over time, even weather proofed wood can succumb to water damage, causing issues like the spread of mold, mildew and wood rot. In particular, wood rot is a common source of trouble for many Dallas homeowners. To check for wood rot, take a screwdriver and press it gently into your panel, frame and jamb. If it sinks in, you have wood rot.

5. Inoperable Knobs

Pulling at a knob only to have it come off is no laughing matter—although this is a common trope in slapstick comedies. If your knob doesn't turn, won't lock, doesn’t line up with the latch correctly or sticks, then it's time for a replacement.

6. Damage from Wear-and-Tear

As something that gets used every day, it's no surprise that your doors can be damaged from wear-and-tear. Environmental factors, the occasional slamming, and even dogs pushing up against the door to be let out can all negatively impact its structure over time. The good news is, no matter what issue has made it look worse-for-wear, our door repair experts can fix it.

7. Outdated Aesthetic

Sometimes, there may be nothing wrong with your door's function, but it just doesn't suit your sense of style. Maybe you moved into an older home and the front door is outdated, or you just got a puppy and want to install a pet entrance outback. Why not install a brand-new model that is exactly what you like? It's amazing the difference a new door can make to boost the appearance of your home's exterior. Our team can not only complete a wide range of repairs, but we can also install many types of doors.

8. The Latch Does Not Work

You rely on both your front and back doors to keep your home safe. If your door doesn't latch each time you try to lock up then you don't necessarily have to call a locksmith. It could be an issue with the latch's alignment. Perhaps the jamb is twisted from humidity, or the latch borer (the small hole opposite the lock that enables it to latch) no longer lines up correctly—even a perfectly fine lock will be useless in this case. Keep your home safe by calling one of our skillful carpenters to make the repair today.

Hire Our Exterior Door Repair Experts Today!

When your entrance way needs repairs in Dallas and the surrounding areas—including Balch Springs, Carrollton, Highland Park and Mesquite—we're the team for the task. Whether you want to update your home's exterior or that squeaking hinge is driving you up the wall, count on us to get the job done right the first time.

To book an appointment, we invite you to call one of our friendly customer service representatives at 972-627-4518. You can also reach us online by filling out a service request form.