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How to Repair a Warped Door Frame in Your House

Having a warped door frame can cause a lot of problems in your home. Many wooden door frames can warp and become damaged, and will cause your door to jam or stick. A jammed or stuck door can let outside air in and unwanted pets into your home. If there is a slight warp in your door frame, it can be easily fixed with some sanding. More serious warps require a little more work, but will cost you less than replacing your entire door! Before you start figuring out how to repair a warped door frame in your house, follow these simple instructions.

To repair your door frame you will need:

  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Shims
  • Putty knife
  • Hand Saw
  • Wood plane
  • Spackle
  • Rubber mallet
  • Safety Glasses

Repairing a Warped Door Frame

After you’ve collected all the necessary items needed to fix your door problems, repairing a warped door frame is easy! If your door is rubbing on the frame, use your mallet to hammer the door frame tighter. If you see shims between the door frame and the wall, remove them or pull them out slightly so the door frame can be tightened. You will first want to remove the trim around the door frame. Using your putty knife, loosen the molding or trim around the frame of your door. These pieces are the ones that frame the top and sides of the door. Avoid cracking or splitting the molding by being extremely careful when removing these pieces, being extra careful may even save you from repainting after your fixed the door. When you’ve finally removed the molding, use the back end of the hammer and pull out the finishing nails.

Replace Your Warped Door Frame

When you’ve removed the frame, you will being to replace your warped door frame. If you notice that the door frame is tight against the wall frame and you need more space, use a plane to take wood evenly off the frame where the door is rubbing. Take off slightly extra than you would to make up for the thickness of a new coat of paint. If you need to make your frame tighter, use wedge-shape shims and tap them into the frame on either side to correct for the warping. After your shims are in, use a handsaw to trim the portion of the shim that extends past the wall before you replace the molding. Once your shims are in place and properly trimmed, it’s time to replace your molding. Use finishing nails to keep the door frame fastened to the trim. Spackle the gaps and nail holes using your putty knife. Allow the spackle to dry and repaint if it’s necessary.

Warped Door Frame Replacement Parts

Warped door frames can be frustrating and sometimes too damaged to repair. But just because your door frame is becoming a problem, doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a whole new door! DIY Door Store is here to help with many of your everyday door problems! We have exactly what you need to replace or repair any door you have in your home! We have parts from Trapp Doors, Fox, Masonite and so much more at a fraction of the price. If you need more information about how to repair a warped door frame in your house or warped door frame replacement parts, call DIY Door Store at (888) 998 - 3667!

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