Monday, January 6, 2014

DIY? Or Call TDC? ... Adjusting The Hinges On Your Commercial Doors

[In this installment of our "DIY? Or Call TDC?" series, we're talking about making simple adjustments to your door hinges to make sure your doors work properly. These are do-it-yourself projects in most cases, but you can always call The Door Company at (614) 338-1414, if you need help or parts.]

You need to regularly adjust door hinges to make sure that a door closes properly. All you need to do is to tighten the screws which, in effect, secure your door into the door frame properly.

Step 1: Examine your Door
A standard commercial door hinge has
four screws

Examine the door for any loose hinges and loose hinge screws. Open the door and look if the hinges have any missing screws as well. Examining the door will give you a good idea of what you should do to adjust the door hinges.

Step 2: Tighten the Top Screws

With a screwdriver, tighten any loose hinge screws that you find. Normally, a standard commercial hinge has four screws, which attaches the door into the door frame. If these screws are not tightened properly, your door will not close and open properly.

When to call the experts

If the area of the door frame where the hinge screws are set is damaged, then you usually have to replace the door frame.  If you determine that the frame is damaged and needs replaced, now is the time to consult a professional commercial door company, like The Door Company of Ohio.  There are many different sizes of frames made for different applications.  The last thing you want to do is order a new frame for an existing door, and then have them not match up or align properly.

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