Interior and exterior residential doors provide security, comfort, and a decorative accent for your home. Most homeowners don't give them a second thought when they look good and work as they should. But when doors are damaged, outdated, or a hassle, thoughts turn to maintenance, repairs, and new door installation. If your doors have seen better days, you could tackle the work if you have the proper tools and knowledge, but beware. Repairing and installing doors with a professional look isn't as easy as it may seem. 

When you partner with your local Mr. Handyman® team, you get professional door experts with ten years of average experience who do the job right the first time. Whether you need door repair services for broken locks, air leaks, or routine maintenance, we can help your doors look better and last longer. If you’re ready to update your home with new doors, our service professionals will ensure they fit like a glove and look spectacular. 

We're ready to get to work and tackle all of your door needs in Sanford, Longwood, Oviedo, and across the Debary area.

Exterior Door Installation and Repair

Exterior doors are usually more substantial and expensive than typical interior doors. The hardware for exterior doors must withstand the elements and provide greater security than interior doors. Professional installation protects your home and investment, whether you choose wood, steel, or another material for your exterior doors. 

Mr. Handyman can handle nearly any entry door installation, including sliding glass, french, screen, and storm doors. If you live in Winter Park, Casselberry, or another community near Debary, your door experts can improve your home's curb appeal and your family's comfort.

Interior Door Installation and Repair

Expertise in repairing or installing doors is essential because aligning interior doors requires experience and professional tools. Interior doors must have the correct gap at the bottom for airflow and be installed plumb and square. Our professional team installs interior doors that are attractive, convenient, and secure, all while ensuring your doors operate efficiently and lock and unlock smoothly. 

Door Installation FAQ

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about door installation solutions. If you need repair or installation for pocket doors, sliding barn doors, or closet doors, don’t hesitate to contact us for professional results.

How long does the average interior door last?

The hollow-core interior doors in many homes are lightweight and inexpensive compared to their solid counterparts. The tradeoff is that hollow doors aren't as durable or soundproof as solid doors. A hollow-core door can last many years but can be dented, cracked, or punctured more quickly than a solid one. 

Solid core doors are typically made of heavy fiberboard with a hardwood veneer, making them more expensive. However, door installation that includes solid doors provides optimal soundproofing and is more secure. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), a solid core door will last up to 100 or more years, while the average hollow interior door may only last 20 years.  

Does the door frame need to be replaced with a new door?

Professional door installers can't determine the status of your door frame until they've begun, but if your frame is in good shape, swapping doors may be enough. 

Your door expert will inspect the door frame and the surrounding structure to ensure your new door is a perfect fit. Repairs may be necessary to ensure the new entry is sealed and aligned if damage is found. If your door frame is as old and worn as the door or found to be damaged, a pre-hung door is an all-in-one option that includes a pre-fitted frame. 

Homeowners remodeling or upgrading to modern doors often choose pre-hung exterior door installation.

What is the best type of exterior door?

Wood exterior doors are popular because of the variety of colors, stains, and styles. Steel doors can resemble wood and are filled with insulation and wrapped in heavy steel. These heavy doors provide superior durability and security and can be painted, but they still require maintenance to look their best. 

Fiberglass exterior doors offer increased insulation properties and won't rust or dent like steel doors. Aluminum doors can be inexpensive and are a low-maintenance alternative.

Contact our team today if you're curious about what exterior door is best for your home!

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