Door Maintenance

Our door maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.


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How to Stop a Storm Door from Icing Up

Here’s why your screen door might be icing up on and how to prevent it.

Easy Fixes for Drafty Windows and Doors

Read these 8 things you can do yourself to keep warm inside your home.

How to Weatherstrip a Door

Close the gap in your door to stay free from drafts, eliminate air leaks, and maintain energy efficiency.

How to Repair Your Sliding Door

Read these 8 steps for how to repair your broken sliding door.

How to Fix a Door That Sticks

See how This Old House general contractor Tom Silva tightens up and pares down a door swelled by summer's humidity

How to Stop a Wood Door from Sticking

Try these antisagging remedies, arranged in order from easiest to most difficult

How to Fix a Sliding Door

Go from sticky to smooth in a few easy steps

Door Latch Repair

If you have to slam a door to get it to stay closed, you probably have a very fixable problem with its strike plate.

How to Fix Loose Door Hinges

If a door sags because the hinge holes are stripped, you can use dowels to save the day.

Repairing Sagging Screens

The key to keeping your new screen from sagging or drooping

Lipstick Trick for Aligning Door Hardware

Getting the alignment right on a deadbolt can be problematic — solve it with a kiss

Enlarging Holes

One simple step to making an existing hole bigger

Enlarging Lockset Holes

A hole saw won't do you any good. Try this

Cutting Trim for Square Casings

Make the right cut for out-of-square windows and doors