Archive for the ‘Repairs’ Category

Magnetic Door Stops

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

I recently did some door tuneup work at a nice hotel in Avila Beach, California.  They had a variety of problems: (more…)

Weather strip sticks to paint on door

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Does the weatherstripping stick to the paint on your door?

Weatherstripping is certainly not glamorous like fancy doors or hardware but it’s a very important part of a quality door installation. Most of the time in new construction we use a product called kerf style or kerf applied weatherstripping. It seals very well and does not stick to paint but it can only be used in new construction because the door jambs have to be modified to accept the product. (more…)

Do your doors swing open or close by themselves?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Ghost doors, self closing or self opening doors are a fairly common problem in homes and sometimes offices. They are caused by the door jamb being out of plumb one way or the other.  It may be  that the house has shifted  over time or perhaps the door was installed incorrectly in the first place. (more…)