A poorly installed door can bring a lot of problems to your home, from severe scratches on the floorboard to increased energy bills. To make matters worse, it is not always easy to identify signs of damage that are indicative of improper installation due to inaccurate measurements and overtightened screws.
In this article, a professional double-hung windows company shares the things that can happen when a door is not properly installed.
Crooked Door Panels
A skillfully installed door should fit perfectly into its frame. Some of the most common installation mistakes that can cause a door to be crooked are damaged hinges and loose screws. Check your door frame and door jamb if they are in tip-top shape since they can also be a culprit of warped or awkwardly angled door panels.
Doors in good condition should operate silently and smoothly. If you need extra effort to open and close a door, then it may be suffering from bad installation. Make sure that your hinge screws are not too loose or out of alignment. If the door is still sticking even after tightening and driving screws, you will have to remove the door and plane it. It is better to consult a doors and windows professional so you can properly address the issue at hand.
A common sign of bad door installation is your home feeling cold even when the heater is on. Air leaks around a poorly installed door will make your home drafty and cause uneven temperatures throughout the living space. You will also notice an increase in your utility bills since so much heat is escaping through small gaps around the door.
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