Door Sagging Issue

By Robert Robillard on Home Repairs And Remodeling

I recently worked for a client where every other door in the house had a door issue. Apparently when the prehung doors were installed they were not shimmed properly and as a result the doors developed problems.

One issue that was recurring was the top hinge was loose causing the door to sag away from the hinge side jamb and rub against the jamb on the opposite end.

To solve this issue and prevent it from happening again I replaced the short center screw of the top hinge with a 3-in. screw driven into the framing. Driving in this screw will often change the gap at the top and the opposite side of the door so go slowly and frequently check the reveal on the door.

Photo by: John Ross,drawing by: Dan Thornton FHB
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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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