Doors are the entryway into your home and also help you achieve privacy and relaxation within the house. They also play a big role in insulating your home, which can be useful in Virginia’s hot and humid summers. If your doors are stuck, loose, or need to be replaced, Mr. Handyman® is here to help.

A new or repaired door can instantly improve the quality of your home. Our local Virginia Beach team can perform door installation on exterior and interior doors or repair the most common door issues. 

Door Replacements

Exterior doors are known for their sturdiness, but even they can break down over time. Age, wood rot, termite damage, and the like are common reasons a door may need replacing. Older exterior doors can also warp over time, especially in Virginia Beach’s humid summers and rainy springs. 

If you have to struggle to close and lock your exterior door, you could be compromising the safety of your home. Poorly fitted doors can also dramatically lower your home's energy efficiency, letting in hot air in the summer and cold air in the winter. Either way, your energy bills can soar.

Interior doors aren’t as strong as exterior doors and can be damaged in several ways. If something heavy hits an interior door, it could break the door or damage its hinges. Likewise, a spill or leak could damage the wood.

Don’t put up with poorly functioning doors. At Mr. Handyman, we perform all types of door installations, including entry door installation and garage door installation. In fact, our local Virginia Beach team can replace:

  • Front doors
  • Back doors
  • Interior doors
  • Screen doors
  • French doors
  • Barn doors
  • Pocket doors
  • Storm doors
  • Garage doors
  • Closet doors
  • Pet doors
  • And more

Door Repairs

Have a door with an issue? Many common door problems can be repaired, allowing you to keep your door instead of replacing it. (Which will likely save you money.) 

Common types of door repairs include:

  • Tightening or replacing loose hinges
  • Replacing worn weather stripping
  • Tightening or replacing door knobs or locks
  • Re-centering door knobs and locks for smooth closure and locking
  • Refinishing a door that is worn, scratched, or dented
  • Planning a door that sticks or rubs when closing
  • Replacing cracked or broken glass inserts
  • Filling small holes or cracks
  • Securing doors that sag or wobble
  • Rehanging doors that stick or scrape
  • Re-screening doors with torn or ripped screens
  • And more

Our local professionals can assess your doors and recommend the best course of action, whether fixing your existing door or installing a new one.  

Get Your Door Repaired or Replaced Today

If you are sick of your broken door making it hard for you to live a relaxed life in beautiful Virginia Beach, don’t put up with it any longer. Get that door fixed or replaced! 

Our professionals are friendly, reliable, and respectful of your home. Most have 10 or more years of experience. Whether you need an entry door installation, a closet door repair, or even a garage door installation, your local professional can handle it. 

Door Installation FAQ

How long does it take to install an exterior door?

The time it takes to install an exterior door will depend on a number of factors, including the type of door being installed, the construction of the home, and the complexity of the overall project. Generally, it takes around two to four hours for an experienced professional to install a typical exterior door. 

The door installation process will include:

  • Removing the old door
  • Prepping the frame for the new door
  • Installing the new door
  • Shimming and securing the new door
  • Installing the knob and lockset on the door
  • Adding weatherstripping to the new door

Installing custom or specialty exterior doors (like double French doors) may take up to eight hours or more, depending on the project.

Can I replace just a door without replacing the frame?

If your door frame isn’t warped or damaged, it may be possible to replace just a door without replacing the frame. 

Make sure to carefully check the frame's condition before trying to install a door. If the frame looks good, measure the frame so you can buy a door that matches the frame size. You also want to make sure the frame and door are compatible. For example, you don’t want to hang a heavy, solid metal door on a wooden frame. 

You’ll probably also need to make minor adjustments to the door to get it to hang and fit correctly in the frame. These adjustments may include things like sanding and shimming. Don't hesitate to call our local professionals if you don’t feel confident that you have the skills to replace a door!

How long does it take a professional to install a door?

The time it takes a professional to install a door will depend on several factors, including the type of door and the overall complexity of the project. A professional can usually install a standard exterior or interior door in two to four hours. 

More specialized or custom jobs could take several hours longer. Requesting a quote is the best way to know how long it will take to install your doors.

 How long should it take to install an entry door?

The amount of time it takes to install an entry door will depend on the project's complexity. Most professionals can install a typical entry door in two to four hours. The project will take longer if a home has custom or specialty doors, has significant damage to the door frame, or is older.

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