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Benjamin
repair front entry door sagging (trim repair)

I have a nice aluminum french pane front door I want to try to keep for now. The entire frame around the door is the one that was installed when the home was build here in Florida 22 years ago. The wood around the bottom of the door frame has rot due to years of water damage. The door doesn't seal perfect anymore due to a slight sag. light and drafts come in near the bottom. I went to every hardware store in town (if you haven't figured out yet I have no idea what I am doing) but the hinges don't fit my door. Every hinge I find has reversed screw holes and doesn't seem to fit in the aluminum door hinge slot.

How do I repair and straighten the door swing?

It seems the door is sagging partly because the wood has rot at the base of the door and possible isn't providing enough support against sagging.

It might also be that one hinge has bowed out a bit due the sagging for an extended period of time.

I feel like if the door didn't sag there would be no leaks. What can I do to find exact replacement door hinges or otherwise correct the problems and how do I replace the damaged trim around the bottom of the frame?

I installed a new threshhold and door bottom seal on the front door but it wasn't enough to compensate for the gap.

Thanks!
Ben

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