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Adjusting/Leveling Front Door


Name: Kara Edeker  City:

Question: My front door to my home is slightly tilted. I am sure that maybe this is to be expected with age. I know that you can adjust this on a car door. Is there a way to adjust the hinges to level a Home Door? Basically the door does not seal correctly because of this and causes major energy conservation issues. Living in Florida this is obviously a major concer. I have tried many different types of weather stripping and nothing seems to be doing the trick. You actually see daylight, at time, through the edge of the door. Ants were entering through it at one point in time, I was able to use weather stripping to help with that section of the door, but this has not corrected problem. Do you have any other suggestions, if there isn't a way to adjust the door?


Name: Deck1ng | Date: June 22, 2004, 9:48
Answer: You are talking about a wooden frontdoor.


Name: susan | Date: June 27, 2004, 15:22
Answer: I'm look for information on replacing the panel window in the entry way?


Name: susan | Date: June 27, 2004, 15:25
Answer: yes


Name: Kara | Date: July 14, 2004, 18:08
Answer: No, it's a metal door. I actually have adjusting the lock plate back some, which has managed to pull the door tighter against the frame. However, there still is a slight bit of sunlight that peaks through the top and bottom corners and of course the door still isn't level. You can see it taper from the top hinged corner and the gap gets larger towards the corner of the point of closure.


Name: Pat | Date: October 30, 2004, 15:50
Answer: I have the same problem. Did you ever get an answer that helped?


Name: homebild | Date: November 2, 2004, 18:32
Answer: The solution is usually as simple as tightening the screws on hinges and/or driving long (2-3" long) screws into the jambs holding the hinges.