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Discover These 10 Problems You Can Fix with Door Repair Service!

Door repairs are one of the most important areas of Newtown home maintenance, if one of the most underrated. Whether they welcome friends and family into your place or provide privacy within a busy household, your entryways serve various important functions. Thus, it's important to take care of Newtown door repairs as soon as possible.

Like anything else in Newtown, PA homes, numerous factors that cause wear and damage as time goes on can impact your entryways. Some of these repairs can be challenging, but the good news is, with the help of our skilled technicians at Mr. Handyman of Newtown and Yardley, you can easily handle routine Newtown door repairs year after year.

Our service professionals offer a wide range of Newtown door repair and installation services. Whether your bathroom door won't lock properly, or the screen on your front entryway is ripped, we will efficiently and professionally fix the problem. Our team is not only known throughout Pennsylvania for our outstanding repair and installation solutions, but also for our dedication to excellent customer service.

Whether you have broken doors that are beyond repair and require installation services, you need professional garage door repair, or have noticed a spot of wood rot on your front porch, we can help. Continue reading to learn more about the top door repairs our team at Mr. Handyman of Newtown and Yardley can assist you with.

1. Irritating Noises

This is one of the most common Newtown door repairs. Squeaking is a relatively easy fix. Whether the hinges need lubricating, are too tight, or are too loose, our carpenters can efficiently make the required repairs to reduce annoying noises. Our team has the skills to replace damaged hinges, re-align the frame or make any other necessary adjustments.

2. Opening and Closing Issues

Opening and closing your entrances should be easy. Dealing with sticking doors is frustrating, but more importantly, it's incredibly unsafe. In the event of an emergency, such as a fire, you should be able to quickly exit your home. Problems with alignment could compromise this ability. A few reasons why your entryways may open and close incorrectly include:

  • Latches are misaligned

  • Hinges are too loose or tight

  • Panels have warped from humidity or insect damage

  • Latches are too high or low

  • Your home’s structural foundation has shifted, which has resulted in a warped jamb

3. Damage from Wear-and-Tear

There are multiple environmental factors in Newtown that can damage both interior and exterior doors. For instance:

  • Humidity and changing temperatures can cause jambs to warp

  • Poor ventilation, excess humidity or an improperly working HVAC system can lead to mold, mildew and wood rot

  • Aging materials may start to break down

  • Pets may scratch or chew on frames and jambs

  • Slamming and frequent use may cause wear and damage to your entryway's aesthetic

4. Outdated Appearances

Does your door work fine, but you don't like its appearance? Sometimes updating your entries can elevate the entire appearance of your home. Perhaps you've always thought your entry's aesthetic to be out of date, or you're renovating your home. A few updates can make a world of difference, and you have many options to choose from. Whatever style and material you land on, the team at Mr. Handyman of Newtown and Yardley is more than happy to update your old models.

5. Loose, Tight, Rusty or Damaged Hinges

It's natural for hinges to wear down over time—especially when they are used frequently. If left unattended, a small amount of rust can cause significant corrosion. When this happens, it's possible the bracket may break-off entirely. In severe cases, a corroded hinge may cause the panel to fall—as hinges are what holds the entire structure together. This could result in injury or damage to other parts of your home.

What Impacts Hinges in Newtown?

  • Humidity

  • Dust

  • Constant use

  • Fluctuating weather

  • Exposure to the elements

6. Misaligned Wheels

If your Newtown home has sliding doors, they might need to be repaired from time to time as well. Sliding models are commonly used for closets, sliding glass patio entries, screens and even in the shower. A common issue for this entryway model is misaligned wheels. Improperly aligned wheels and other issues with the track means the sliding door will stick and have trouble opening and closing. This can make it frustrating, if not impossible, to use. Instead of struggling with an entry that won't slide properly, call our highly trained and versatile technicians. Our team will carefully replace or realign wheels and tracks, so they work smoothly.

7. Inoperable Knobs

Having trouble locking up? When your knob can’t lock, won't turn, sticks, or doesn’t line up with the latch, it’s time for a replacement. Our experienced Newtown door repair experts will let you know why your handle is not working properly, be transparent about your options to fix it, and efficiently fix the problem.

8. Unattractive Knobs

Do you simply want newer replacements for your older, unattractive doorknobs? We’ll help with that too. Replacing unattractive knobs is a great way to make your home look more modern. With our skills and experience, we’ll help you choose replacements that look great and work well. Whether you just want to replace your front doorknob or include replacement as part of a larger project, like bathroom remodeling, we’re here to help.

You may also want to replace older knobs with handles if home accessibility is a concern. While round knobs do look nice, handles are much easier to grab—especially for those with reduced dexterity. No matter what you need, our team is ready to provide advice and services to ensure that your home always meets your needs.

9. The Latch Does Not Work

Locking is a key concern for both interior and exterior Newtown door repairs. It helps keep your home safe and provides privacy while using rooms like the bathroom. It can be frustrating when a latch fails you, and more importantly, can leave your home vulnerable to break-ins.

If your latch doesn't work correctly, it's most likely that the frame is twisted and the latch bore (the small hole opposite the lock that connects with the latch) can't line up correctly. Since it won't line up properly, the lock will be practically useless.

10. Damage Beyond Repair

Sometimes, an accident like a car going through the front of your home, a bad flood or a serious storm may mean you need door installation services, as your entryway is damaged beyond repair. When disaster strikes, the team at Mr. Handyman of Newtown and Yardley will make it right. Our Newtown door repair service professionals have the skills, work-ethic, and tools needed to efficiently install something new for your home.

Hire One of Our Expert Technicians Today!

When you need Newtown door repairs, we’re the team for the task. Whether your screen has torn, your double doors aren't aligned properly, or the bathroom won't lock correctly, we can take care of it. Our experienced technicians have years of experience serving customers throughout Newtown with quality service, including in Yardley, Richboro, and Southampton.

There's no job either too big or too small for us to handle! We’ll take care of everything from bathroom remodeling to drywall repair. Our goal is to give peace of mind by providing excellent service, whether through minor repairs or major renovation projects. Having satisfied customers is our top priority.

To book an appointment with our team of service professionals, we invite you to call our friendly customer service representatives at 215-607-6465. We look forward to hearing from you and helping with your next project!