can settle immediately after construction or it can take years for some settling
to occur. The symptom of course is
that your door will no longer lock when you close it or that you canít close
the warped door, no amount of force will make the door lock.
It can appear to be sagging similar to a door with loose hinge screws if
you are only looking at the top of the door or it may be impacting the top of
the jamb. The difference here will
be that the sides of the door will still be parallel to the jamb when the door
may be rubbing on the top of the jamb or on the threshold.
solution for this problem will require a little wood working for the wood jamb
and an outside expert for a metal one. The tools needed for the wood jamb are;
the screwdriver to remove the strike plate from the jamb.
Measure from the bottom of the door to the bottom of the bolt.
Then transfer that measurement point at the bottom of the bolt to the
jamb. Use the strike plate to center
the hole for the bolt so that it has 1/8Ē of clearance.
Mark the top and bottom edges of the strike plate and the screw holes
where they should be now. You also
need to mark the hole in the strike plate on any of the jamb that is visible.
will need to chisel away enough wood to allow the strike plate to be mounted at
the new location. If the hole behind
the strike needs to be enlarged, use the wood rasp to do that.
The drill will only be needed if you must plug the screw holes and make a
pilot for the new one.
your problem is that the door won't even close, call in a professional to have
the door modified to fit the new shape of the opening.
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